Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Out by the Thames

Aaaargh, set the alarm for 04:05 this morning so it's back to work. But it's been a "good" Christmas - good turkey, good conversation and thoughtful presents. (For regular readers of this blog, I didn't get anything by Katie Melua but I got two copies of the Best of ELO CD !)

As for the TV, we only watched "Some Like It Hot" and Doctor Who. I thought the latter was probably better overall than the previous Christmas special, with sterling performances by the two main characters and some inventive use of the sonic screwdriver. I particularly enjoyed Lance's pent-up feelings being released in a rant against Posh Spice and "Text me, text me, text me". The taxi chase sequence was memorable too and nicely paced. However there wasn't the ethical / political twist in the last 5 minutes that we had last year...

And by the way, I've just checked with London Port Control -nobody warned them that the Thames was going to be drained dry in order to save the planet from aliens...

2 comments:

MJ Martin said...

No Katie Melua? Aww. Oh well. ELO are marvellous (even twice).

I quite enjoyed the Christmas special too actually, and the bit with Lance really made me smile. I have known people like her, and on occasion that's just the sort of thing you think! Lots of amusing references to its spinoff, Torchwood, as well, which I rather like.

Glad you had a nice christmas.

Kim Ayres said...

Happy New Year, Chris!

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