June 23rd, 2005

A Pocket Full of Murder


Thanks to Cheryl for pointing me to this trailer for the new Pride and Prejudice:

Is it September 16th yet?

With apologies to most of my friendslist, I've never been a Colin Firth fan, or at least I've never understood what was supposed to be so attractive about him, as Darcy or otherwise. Matthew MacFadyen, on the other hand? I've never seen the guy in anything before (or if I have, I didn't notice him enough to recall the name), but after this trailer, I am sold. Besides, Donald Sutherland as Mr. Bennet! And Judi Dench as Lady Catherine!

I think Mr. Collins is a bit too good-looking, though.

ETA: Oh, so MacFadyen is from Spooks/MI-5, is he? He looks a lot more baby-faced with short hair. But I've heard good things about the show so I'm going to assume he can act.
A Pocket Full of Murder


Okay, so I'm halfway through the pilot of House (had to stop it in the middle because the medical stuff was too scary for the kids) and apart from thinking that some of the dialogue was a little forced and I could hear the distant clank of the Exposition Fairy's wings (thank you, lizbee, for that delightful phrase), I am thoroughly enjoying the show. Not least because of the pleasant shock caused by the following observation:

Hugh Laurie, up to this point in my experience = talented, if somewhat disconcertingly pop-eyed and frequently silly, British actor.


Grouchy, stubbly Hugh Laurie limping about with a cane and delivering Holmesian deductions in a flawless American accent = GUH.

Does anybody (*cough*penwiper26*cough*) want to give me a short list of the episodes from this season they think I really absolutely must see? I don't think I'm up to the whole twentysomething episodes, but six or seven key ones would be good...