The new Watership Down on BBC1 definitely isn’t for kids!
Everyone’s doing these photo things… I thought I’d join in.
This is an outfit I’ve worn out a couple of times. It sort of mixes up looks and adds a bit of alternative in.
The photos on the right are details of the back pocket – yes they look like leather jeans, but actually they’re dress trousers. The back jetted pocket confirms that. They’re from BoohooMAN if you’re interested. Search “Faux Leather Trousers”. For pvc they aren’t actually too sweaty.
The middle photo is of my belt buckle. Those of you who are fans of Bones will know that.
The bottom is a nod to my nerdish leanings – my Galaxy Watch. I do love my smartwatch, although unusually, I prefer Tizen to Android. Android wear is a little too broken, plus the battery life even on the best models is still dismal.
One of my favourite TV shows is Bones.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, it is an American drama based in a forensic lab at the Jeffersonian loosely based around the lives Temperance Brennan and her FBI partner Seeley Booth; along with the various group surrounding cast (Camille, Angela, Hodgens, Sweets, plus various interns).
It was quite unique in that for it’s entire 12 season run it kept pretty much the same cast.
The plot is different each week, telling of a body find; then the Jeffersonian team assisted by Booth and the FBI try and figure out what happened to the poor victim using Forensic Anthropology, Pathology, Entomology and various other scientific fields; however major story arcs run from season to season (sometimes many arcs at once) and various characters and serial killers reappear in various seasons (Pelant, The Gravedigger being just two examples).
So what do I hate about it?
Three things I hate about Bones…
Dr Bunsen Jude – The Body in the Bounty is possibly the worst character in the entire 12 season run. He is over the top, camp, irritating, over acting, and to be perfectly honest he makes me want to punch the screen through. He is supposed to be a Children’s TV presenter, but all the way through he is acting as if he is in character which quickly grows very thin and just increases my stabbyness.
Sammy Mills – for a different reason this one makes me hate the episode rather than Sammy. She is an intern who only ever appeared once. She’s overweight, and ergo, must be hideously clumsy and stupid. Of course, all the other interns are normal weight and thus must be smart and brilliant. As someone who has been quite badly overweight I find this annoying and patronising. I can’t actually watch this episode for this reason alone.
The Finder – An episode. Not a person. Why on earth when I buy 12 seasons of Bones on Google Play Movies do I get a “non Bones” epsiode right in the middle? Because Fox thought it would be great to advertise their new series to the Bones viewers. It failed. The Finder tanked and disappeared. I watched that episode once and thought it was pretty piss poor.
When I first signed up for MySpace I decided I’d only add friends at first, but then relaxed the rules somewhat and allowed anyone who added me. D’oh. I’m still on MySpace, but don’t really use it any more.
Then a new fangled thing came along called Facebook… and the same happened again. All good intentions, and I ended up just adding anyone… then every couple of months I have a massive prune and get rid of loads of people I have lots in common with but don’t really know.
Now I’m tweeting… but this time with the combination of Twitter and Facebook I think I’ve got it right. Facebook is for people who sort of know me. Twitter is for people who I know personally or am good friends with because of something we share a close common interest in… it seems to work for me anyway. I have 400+ facebook friends and about 30 or so Twitter friends and I don’t lose track of who is who.
Now onto quote of the day – from David Boreanaz of Bones, Buffy & Angel fame… “I fucking love leather pants”. Right on brother! – I concur.
I’ve just watched a little bit of Embarrassing Bodies, brought to you by the very Danish Christian Jessen (pictured left).
Why is there something really amusing about watching the American public utterly humiliate themselves on national television?
I’m talking Total Wipeout of course (known as just Wipeout in the USA)