Well it looks like my trusty TV has finally bit the bullet… it’s been going for a while but this morning it seems to have gone off for good. I’d like to think that it’s fixable as it has been a fantastic TV for the last 17 years, but alas I suspect the time is now upon is to buy a new one…. so what about Big Brother tonight?
Rebekah has started watching my “Best of the Muppets” videos. Yes videos, not DVD’s… The box set has 6 VHS tapes with 6 episodes per tape and it covers pretty much the 36 biggest stars they had on the show. I don’t think you can get the same on DVD, which is a shame. Although I have noticed that they seem to be releasing the seasons DVDs… I just wonder how long it will take them to release the 5 years worth of footage. Season One is out now and it contains the first 18 episodes… oddly enough, none of them are on the box set I have!
Anyway, so much fun watching it back. I wish they would do an update one as I would definatley put it on my must watch list on a Saturday night.
Strangely enough… we also have 2 videos of Muppets compilations which both the kids love, however a few years ago when I bought the box set based on the fact that Rebekah seemed to love The Muppets compilation, she got bored of the show really quickly. I guess she didn’t take to all the incidental stuff inbetween acts. Now she loves it though, but Jacob who is about the same age Rebekah was when I first bought it, also gets bored quickly.You can see more on The Happy Pooch.Muppets
I watched Lewis last night. Being an Inspector Morse fan, I was interested to see where they would take this spin off. Well I am happy top say that it was very well done and should there be anymore I will happily watch. It wasn’t Morse, but it was enjoyable all the same. The production values were as good as Morse, and the feeling of the filming and music all seemed to work and feel comfortable. The script seemed to have just the right blend of things needed to help the transition. There was just enough references to Morse through the programme to keep a nice link, but not too many as to overshadow. Lewis has been working away and it seems that during that time the Police forces has “updated” a little – which in turn puts Lewis on the correct side of “old timer”. His sidekick Hathaway is a well educated intellectual and therefore we have a slight reversal of the Lewis/Morse relationship. Also I notice that Lewis has picked up Morse’s tendancey to get attracted to women involved in the case…
All in all it was well done and I hope they film some more.Lewis, Morse, Inspector Morse