Saturday, 16 February 2008

Yessss! and Nooooo!

The eternal debate: do you want the good news, or the bad news first? Mind, *good* and *bad* are used rather loosely here... but still, I would rather you leave this post feeling happy and excited. So, the bad news first.

The Bad News

You all know, if you've been reading along, that I am addicted to *Smallville*, because I love Lex Luthor (among other reasons; I generally just really enjoy the show). Last winter was wonderful, because ITV started showing it three days a week, from the very beginning. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7pm. Woo-hoo! They went through seasons one and two, and I was happy. This year, I was anxiously awaiting the start of season three-- and they did not disappoint. Even better, this year they showed it FIVE times a week, Monday to Friday, at 7pm. WOO-HOO! I was very happy. I watched, two weeks ago on a Thursday, the season finale for year three: Chloe and her dad blown up in their new home, Lex poisoned by his scotch again, Lana at the airport for Paris, Clark sucked into the fissure in the cave (if you haven't watched the show, never mind the details). I was so excited to not have to wait to see what happened, like all you suckers who were watching it as it came out. But my next few days were busy, and I just recorded about a week's worth. I hadn't read the plot synopses on the tv guide, just set it to record-- I didn't want to ruin the surprise of what happened. And then, last Friday, finally I was going to have Smallville night! I had a whole evening to catch up on at least the first few episodes. I popped some popcorn, poured me a Cola Max, settled in on the sofa, clicked play and... was taken back to the pilot episode of season one. What the...?! That can't be right! I stopped, went back to the library list, and checked the info for each of the episodes. Those jerks at ITV had actually done it-- skipped from the end of season three back down to season one! Nooooooo! I can't believe they would do this to me. WHY would they do this to me? It's not a licensing issue-- they are currently showing season seven at another time. And it's not like they started with season one all over again at the beginning... they jumped right from the middle to the beginning. I don't understand. I nearly cried, I was so angry! Okay, that's an exaggeration, but I was not happy! How am I going to get my Lex fix now?! I'm just hoping they'll pick back up with season four soon, and not wait til next January.... Nooooooo!

The Good News

Life isn't all bad on the tv front, however. At least for now, there is hope on the horizon. We've already got Torchwood going strong, and *coming soon*-- Doctor Who! I am a little worried that this is going to be its last season... but I'll worry about that one later. For now, every time I go to the cinema, I see this (and please excuse the fact that this is obviously pirated-- I can't find it legally anywhere!):

And every time... I just want to stand up and shout *Yessss!* I don't really like Catherine Tate, who will be the new companion for at least part of the season. Bah. But Martha... she looks ticked! And Rose... she looks not particularly pleased! And the Doctor... ah, the Doctor. Who can tell what's going on? I can't wait! If you don't know Doctor Who, I highly recommend you look it up. The first season (with Christopher Eccleston) and seasons two and three with David Tennant are all on dvd... so gear up now! Season Four is COMING SOON! Yippee!!!!


Barb said...

You are too funny. I'm glad you have something to look forward to, though I know the Smallville mess really frustrated you. Well, it's been frustrating here too. It's been quite a while with no new episodes of my favorite shows, since the whole writers' strike has been going on. Thankfully it's over and we should have new episodes soon. Hopefully you won't have to deal with the gaps in programming across the pond.

Jennie B said...

yeah Doctor Who, I am going to come daily to your blog just to watch that clip. It looks sooooo gooooood!!!!

Sorry about Smallville, I will tell you what happens in the Season 4, Clark saves people, Meteor Rock people attack metropolis or smallville, and Lex battles his good/evil side. bwa ha ha haha!

Masimba Tyrranus said...

Well, that's the way of the world, I suppose. Giving you access to one sexy tv celeb while denying you access to another. Oh, well. I suppose now that Michael Rosenbaum knows just how much he means to you, he is going to make you beg before you see him again (in proper chronological order). At least you have the Doctor. I don't know if I will be watching this new season since I still have about one and a half or two seasons to catch up to. Until then, I will leave Jen to ruin Smallville the same and ask that you don't retaliate against me and ruin all the cool Doctor Who episodes I know I have not seen yet.