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TV: Damages – I was wrong

July 20, 2010 1 comment

In my recent post about the season finale of Damages I said (with added emphasis):

By the end season three had resolved a lot of the hanging threads from season one and gave us an episode that serves as a strong conclusion for the series as a whole (unless it gets revived in a rumoured deal with DirecTV, but at this point I don’t think that’s likely).

Well I was wrong. Digital Spy is reporting that a deal with Sony Pictures means that DirecTV has purchased the rights to broadcast Damages and will produce an additional two seasons of ten episodes. They’ll start next year, and hopefully the BBC’s existing deal will remain in place and the UK will continue to get the episodes not long after the US.

While it’s nice that the show will continue I did like the finale we were given, which brought things to a fitting end and tied up a lot of the existing storylines. I guess it will be nice to see more of Patty and Ellen though, and considering how close it came to ending these two extra seasons (or more) will be a nice bonus.

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TV: Eastenders: The Daddy Reveal

October 26, 2009 Leave a comment

Wikipedia fact: "EastEnders is a long-running, popular and award-winning television soap opera, first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC One on 19 February 1985. It currently ranks as one of the most watched shows in the United Kingdom."

Wikipedia fact: "Fans have tried to establish the actual location of Walford within London. Walford East is a fictional tube station for Walford, and with the aid of a map that was first seen on air in 1996, it has been established that Walford East is located between Bow Road and West Ham, which realistically would replace Bromley-by-Bow."

Morbid curiosity got the better of me this week and I ended up watching the episode of Eastenders where they reveal who fathered a child with Heather.  I knew in advance that it was going to be bad, thanks to the interview mentioned in my previous Eastenders post, but the soap actually went one step further and made it all the more ludicrous and annoying.  To recap (Spoilers follow, including the father’s identity):

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TV: Eastenders’ Silly Habit

October 16, 2009 1 comment
Wikipedia fact: "EastEnders is a long-running, popular and award-winning television soap opera, first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC One on 19 February 1985. It currently ranks as one of the most watched shows in the United Kingdom."

Wikipedia fact: "EastEnders is a long-running, popular and award-winning television soap opera, first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC One on 19 February 1985. It currently ranks as one of the most watched shows in the United Kingdom."

I don’t actually watch Eastenders these days (or any of the other UK soaps).  By the time I stopped a few years ago the “big three” of Emmerdale, Eastenders and Coronation Street were on too much each week, and didn’t tell interesting stories consistently enough to keep me interested for the time investment they required.  I do still loosely follow what’s happening, which is why I ended up reading an interview with Eastenders’ Cheryl Fergison, who plays Heather Trott.  She was discussing the upcoming (maybe it’s even been on by now, I don’t know) baby drama and the identity of the father (which isn’t revealed in the interview).

The part of the interview that got to me is this:

*Mild Spoilers Follow*

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