Wednesday, September 27, 2006

LOST - Season Finale

So LOST season 2 came to a conclusion last night. Well, I say came to a conclusion but as has been the style of US primt time drama series for a while now, it just ended with some bigger cliff hangers than any episode within the season.

I know the idea is to leave you desperate to see the next season, but this is really beginning to bug me now. Lost is a probably the worst exaple of this in that pretty much nothing ever gets explained about whats going on at all. If I didn't know that Shelley will be eager to see season three as soon as it comes out, I think I'd prefer to wait for a decade until the show gets cancelled and then catch up on it all then. To take that to the logical conclusion I must decide at what age I should stop watching any shows until they are cancelled for fear of dying before I find out how the plot ends up!

A further gripe on this trend, is that invariably when a show does start losing it's popularity and the execs decide it's time to call it a day, the writers then have to think of how to wrap it all up quickly. In a show like LOST where almost everything thats happened needs explaining, it means that trying to wrap it all up in a couple of episodes is likely to leave everyone feeling "great show...but wasn't the ending crap?"

The whole thing makes me wonder if any of the writers actually know themselves whats going on in the plot. Do they just create lots of questions and hope they can write a convincing explanation later on?

Anyway, thank goodness for DVD full season Boxsets! I've just started on Buffy as that show has ended in the nice knowledge that I can see the whole thing from start to finish and not be left hanging.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Green Virgin

Today's big news in my mind is Richard Branson promising the next 10 years of profit from his planes and trains businesses (some 3 billion dollars) to reducing global warming.

And STILL the green lobby say "he could do more"!!! Can't people for once just say "Thank you, Richard". I can't actually think of any other occasion when a massive corporation has shown such a vast commitment to a "good" cause. For years the greens have been complaining that the greedy corporates don't give anything back, and now one of them does something massive and all they can do is complain that it's not enough. Well fuck off you ungrateful bastards.

I think the Virgin announcement challenges us all as it's been too easy to say "It'll take the government and corporations to make a real change". Well now a big corporation is making a difference, so how about all of us doing our bit too - even if it is just not overfilling the kettle, turning off the TV overnight rather than leaving it on standby, etc.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Mallorca

Honey, I'm home! and if anyone whats to look at a seletion of the photos from the holiday take a look over on my main site by clicking the "Dave Green's Website" link on the right bar. Lovely place but I tell you what - the spainiards certainly know how to make money from the tourists - everytime we asked for a large bottle of water in a restaurant we got something that would just fill 2 wine glasses full. And individual bottles of anything were just 20cl.
If you're interested a few of my thoughts on the holiday can be found at:

Friday, September 08, 2006

Politics

Well big tonza's off at long last, maybe, sometime in the next twelve months. Does anyone else other than me get this feeling of impending doom at having Gordy as the next PM.?
He with all the charisma and personality of a dead sheep.
My political views are just slightly right of Lady T's but given the choice of the two, give me Sedgefield Cowboy anyday.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Holiday

Well, I'm off on hols for a couple of weeks but keep posting so I've got something to read when I get back.