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03:13 pm - Life on Mars
Life on Mars on TV last night. I dug it. This was partly because I was a teenager in the seventies, and I like British seventies films and music and all the rest of it. There's a weight of nostalgia (and relief that it's all over) there. The sex and the sexism, kind of pulling you in two directions.

I also like ambiguous meaning (hope the meaning is never resolved).

Just before they jumped over the desk I was shouting 'Oh, man, this is so good' and then when they did - well, words fail me. It was tops.

I agree, it had width rather than depth, though John Simm isn't a superficial actor by any means.

All told it was My Kind of Show, but it might get on my nerves if it's not careful :-)

(NB I also watched a fantastic Japanese film called 'The Twilight Samurai' on BBC4 - highly recommended)

ETA - and the lyrics have been going through my head ALL DAY 'oh, man, look at those cavemen go' (mind, I think that every day)

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From:kalypso_v
Date:January 10th, 2006 03:35 pm (UTC)
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Just before they jumped over the desk I was shouting 'Oh, man, this is so good' and then when they did - well, words fail me.

Like I said elsewhere, I bet Sam had always wanted to do that, but knew he'd never get away with it in his 21st-century office.
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From:communicator
Date:January 10th, 2006 03:38 pm (UTC)
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I intend to do it at work from now on!
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From:kalypso_v
Date:January 10th, 2006 03:40 pm (UTC)
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Yay! But you need a buddy to do it with for the full effect!
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From:altariel
Date:January 10th, 2006 04:01 pm (UTC)

Put your trousers on you're nicked

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I was really hoping you would post about this. I also yelled out in delight at the desk leaping.
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From:communicator
Date:January 10th, 2006 04:07 pm (UTC)

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I almost feel I ought to say more. It's good now that People Like Me are old enough and powerful enough to commission TV programs.
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From:gfk88
Date:January 11th, 2006 08:51 am (UTC)

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Yeah - we also had a good cackle at the desk jump. Only equalled by my reaction to Ian Hislop's effort last night: "If Churchill had spoken management-speak, we'd all be speaking German."
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From:glitterboy1
Date:January 12th, 2006 10:08 am (UTC)

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I loved that moment, too. After all the confusion and communication failure, suddenly there was this brilliant moment of connection - that look between them, and the desk-jump. Fantastic. I'm really looking forward to the next one.

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