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Thursday 12th February 2009 10:48 pm

Leverage has been renewed for a second series and Hustle for a sixth. Yay! Although I missed the mention at the end of tonight's Hustle, but you can't moor a yacht in Bournemouth. But you can go to the beach (and a very nice beach it is too, in the winter when it's not full of tourists and you can see the sand).

And I have just ordered myself four packs of sausages (I was down to four dinner's worth!), some soup (I ran out ages ago) and some matzo. Given that I seem to be running out of all my food (I do need to go shopping and do baking) I might actually have food after this weekend.

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Thursday 8th January 2009 10:26 pm

Tonight I should have gone back to fencing, but not only did I actually see ice, but there was fog on my way home too. Given that I have to get there and back on a road I dislike in the dark at the best of times, I've saved it for next week.

But it did mean I got to watch Hustle live and not off a DVD, as I did for the first three series to catch up. I liked it, it was slick, it was British (the Terminal 5 joke!) and none of the characters had soap operas during it. Although at one point Robert Glenister in sunglasses looked so much like his brother I wondered if it had suddenly turned into Ashes to Ashes.

Compared to Leverage... Well, I am quite liking that they're revealing a little bit of each character each week, I'm just worried it'll be too much because it should be about the con, not the characters. And it is typically American (I don't know why, Hustle just seems slicker). But it does have explosions. So they're both good in their own little ways.

But it does make me think. I do like TV shoes with all plot and not much character background. For a start, you can start wherever you like. The Bill used to be like that when it was good. The Avengers is like that. An episode of The Professionals that I saw over Christmas was like that (I liked it, but not enough to tape it). Classic Doctor Who is like that. The best episodes of Stargate and Atlantis are like that.

Which is not to say that I don't like some character stuff. You just can't beat explosions.

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Saturday 1st April 2006 10:49 am

I was at home a couple of weeks ago when my parents watched Hustle. I didn't take much notice of it until about half way through when I realised it was actually quite interesting. So I ended up watching it last night (with the added flu excuse) and I really liked it. Yeah, I'm behind on this one.

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