Monday, 29 December 2008

What did I watch over Christmas?

Not a lot actually, this holiday was more about what I read but more on that another day...

My Christmas TV watching began with my Mother In Law's copy of 'Mama Mia' on DVD, not my normal cup of tea but I do like to watch different stuff every now and again (I'm not just all about sci-fi and fantasy you know!) Five minutes in and I found myself secretly hoping for an invasion of aliens sworn to seek out and destroy all puny human life forms who insist on butchering Abba songs. Ten minutes in, and with no aliens in sight, I decided to read one of my zombie comics instead (which turned out to be a very good choice indeed!)

Next up was 'Stardust', a film that I later remembered that I had already reviewed over Here. For that reason I won't go into too much detail suffice it to say that I thought that the film was even better second time round. Even Ricky Gervais' appearance was tolerable this time...



For the last few years, Christmas Day has been all about watching the latest Dr. Who Christmas Special and this Christmas was no different with the Doctor meeting Cybermen and his possible future self in Victorian London... Doctor Who is always great fun to watch and the Christmas Special was no exception with twists and turns to the plot along with a gigantic Cyberman trampling London. I couldn't help thinking though that the producers missed a trick when they opted to go one way, rather than another, with their revelation over the identity of the 'other Doctor'. Instead of lots of interesting foreshadowing etc, we got... well, I don't want to spoil it for anyone but I think there was potential for this concept to have been spread out over the forthcoming 'one hour specials' that the BBC are going to show next year... Never mind eh?

3 comments:

ediFanoB said...

Great comment on MAMA MIA.
I told it my wife. She was laughing and I can tell you you hit her opinion 100%.

This year we went several times to cinema. And every time before the started with the advertisment spotsthe played ABBA songs........

wendy said...

Thought exactly the same about Dr Who ... had much more potential. Great minds think alike ;o)

Chris, The Book Swede said...

I also was forced to watch Mamma Mia! Shudder. Some things are so horrible they defy language. Too saccharine, too sweet.

I liked the Doctor Who, though like you I thought it could have done more. Not too sure about the new guy they picked.

~Chris

And a late Merry Christmas!