So what culture have I consumed since the last list?
Twin Peaks Series 1 & 2 – I was completely gobsmacked, and ecstatic to hear that Twin Peaks was coming back for a 3rd series. Set 25 years after the end of series 2. Which if you’ve watched it makes perfect sense. So I had to watch them again. It’s the law. One of the best TV shows ever made. I’m up to episode 24 of 31 on this rewatch.
Storyville: Particle Fever – The Search for the Higgs – Caught this on BBC Storyville. A feature length documentary about the building and operation of the LHC, and the finding of the Higgs Boson. Story told from the point of view of 6 physicists working on the project. Both theorists and experimentalists. It is great. Watched it twice. Should still be on iPlayer, or you can buy it on iTunes or at the link above if in the USA.
The Frood – A new biography of Douglas Adams and how he came to pen The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, and his later works. It’s very good. I’m about half way through.
Froot – A new song from Marina and the Diamonds. I love her voice. Went to london just to see her in concert a few years ago. The only other people I’ve done that for are Queen and Kate Bush. I cant stop listening to Froot. Others too it seems. It’s about to hit 2 million plays on YouTube after just 15 days!
Forever TV Series – A new TV series from the USA. Being shown on Sky in the UK. Just been 4 episodes so far. It’s great. A sort of cross between Highlander and Sherlock. A keeper. Hope it doesn’t get cancelled!
The Hunger Games – I recorded this from TV broadcast a few months ago. It’s been sitting on my Virgin V+ disk for ages. Finally watched it last weekend. Wow. It’s great. I really enjoyed it. Even though I had said I was done with dystopian Sci-fi for a while. In fact I liked it so much that I…
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – rented the sequel the next night. It was just as good. Got the books too and have read a bit of them. Very close to the film so far. Like a text description of the film in fact. Looking forward to the 3rd film hitting theatres on 21st November.
Moon – Watched the film Moon, again. Still good