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Happiness is...

Three things that have made me happy this evening:

1. Watched the first season (6 Episodes) of Primeval.
I caught the first couple of episodes on TV when they first aired a few years ago but never saw the whole season. A few weeks ago I picked up the Season 1 + 2 Box set in a sale and finally got round to watching the first two discs tonight (Having been on a Lost and a Scrubs DVD kick for most of January). The show got some criticism from some quarters when it was shown but I have to admit I actually really like it.
Ok, time travel, portals into the past/futrue, dinosaurs (courtesy of the team behind programmes such as 'Walking with Dinosaurs') are up my street so it had a head start. But I really enjoyed the show from the acting, the special effects and the story lines. I'm looking forward to watching Season 2 later this week.

2. Realisation that my TV/DVD combo is also a CD Player.
I brought a new small (15" I think) flatscreen DVD/CD Player a couple of weeks ago for my home office. It sits nicely to the right of my desk on some shelves and keeps me company whilst I write, reply to emals or generally amuse myself surfing the web or browsing LiveJournal, Facebook, etc. It's been in pretty much constant use since I brought it - providing plenty of entertainment in the form of Scrubs Seasons 3 through 7, several films and , this evening, the above mention primeval Season 1.
Anyway, and I don't know why I didn;t try this earlier, I decided to pop one of my CDs into the machine (due to the video track it included) and was pleased to discover that the new telly will also play CDs through it's rather good soundsystem :)
So - to christen it properly I've thrown on the all new "Today We Are All Demons" CD from Combichrist. Which, so far, is a cracking CD.

3. Snow
Not much of it at present but we do have snow over here in North London. Enough to have coated all available surfaces outside white.
If the weathermen are correct there'll be plenty more of that overnight so I'm not expecting to see Mike at work tomorrow (as he travels done from Cambridge and I'm sure the roads will be chaos as southern UK doesn't know how to cope with snow).
Still, I love snow and will be more than happy to see a shit load of it when I wake up :)

I'd like to watch the first episode of Being Human which I've heard a lot of very good things about and which is available on BBC iPlayer - but I need my computer screen to work on and can't afford an hour out to watch it at present. Maybe something to keep me amused over my lunch break at work tomorrow.

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hybridartifacts
Feb. 2nd, 2009 07:18 am (UTC)
I really loved the pilot for 'Being Human', partly because I thought the casting was spot on, though it was also superbly written. I watched the first episode with some wariness since the show had been recast, and to be honest I still feel the casting for the pilot was better - BUT, the writing is still superb and I think its brilliant. Not only worth watching-its currently one of the best shows on TV.

We have snow in Sussex-but not much and its the lumpy half-hearted type of snow rather than a good crisp even fall. Hopefully we will get some more, better snow, today. Its still better than no snow though, and at least its settled!
craigoxbrow
Feb. 2nd, 2009 06:00 pm (UTC)
Primeval returns in two weeks, apparently, once Demons shuffles off its mortal coil.

So far, 2.06 (by Paul Cornell, no less) is the standout episode. It's bloody brilliant.
timgray
Feb. 2nd, 2009 10:04 pm (UTC)
Dangit, you prompted me to watch Being Human yesterday, derailing the early night plan. Was keen to watch ep 2 when I got home today. It is indeed pretty good - some clever writing to get just enough backstory in at the beginning and then let us get on with it. A hard show for genre pigeonholing though. The BBC is calling it a comedy drama I think, but the comedy element is very light and there's some pretty dark stuff too.
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