4 items from 2009
The ten best television moments of the year
It was the reunion we never thought we'd see (and still haven't). For the Seinfeld subplot on this year's Curb (More4), Larry David brought the gang together to play themselves as the "show about nothing" was revived in his semi-improvised sitcom about even less. The restaurant scene where "Jason Alexander" (played by Jason Alexander) complains to "Larry David" (played by Larry David) about George Costanza's character defaults (ie the version of Larry David that Larry David wrote for Jason Alexander to play) was the sitcom equivalent of getting the Hadron Collider to work, a fiendish exercise in dark matter that will keep students of the postmodern identity crisis busy for years. Brilliantly funny, too.
Psychoville: The Hitchcock tribute episode
- Will Dean, Malik Meer, Richard Vine
The Misfits leave our screens - for now, at least – and they do so in some style …
Spoiler alert: This weekly blog is for those who have been watching Misfits - don't read ahead if you haven't seen episode six yet
Richard Vine's episode five blog
It's good news, bad news time here at Misfits central. Bad news: it's over! Good news: it's getting a second series next year! Six episodes just wasn't enough, and after leaving Nathan stuck six feet under, it wouldn't have been any fun at all if they weren't going to come back and dig him up. Was anyone else left hoping that Kelly had fully charged that iPod she left in his coffin? Turn off the backlight you fool! Don't shuffle from all!
It feels like there's still some ambiguity over the exact nature of Nathan's power though: what is it, immortality? Is he impervious to everything? »
- Richard Vine
Drama featuring teenagers on community service who develop special powers to be aired next year
E4's youth superhero drama, Misfits, has been recommissioned for a second series as the first run draws to a close.
Six new episodes of the drama, which follows five teenagers doing community service who develop superhuman powers after being caught in a storm, will be aired next year. The final episode of the current series airs tonight.
This follows a generally positive critical response for the show, written by Howard Overman and made by the independent producer Clerkenwell Films, which has been seen as a successor to E4's successful teen drama Skins.
Misfits has attracted consolidated audiences of more than 1 million a show according to Channel 4, including viewing via online catch-up service 4Od and E4 +1.
The penultimate edition of the first series, shown last Thursday, attracted 511,000 viewers for its initial airing on E4 in the 10pm hour, »
- Ben Dowell
The European Film Promotion (Efp) has announced the ten Shooting Stars of 2010 and Irish actor Robert Sheehan (Cherrybomb, Misfits) has been selected. The chosen individuals will be introduced at its annual presentation of new acting talent at the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale). This group of prominent young actors who come from across Europe have been chosen from a list of 21 potential candidates identified by the Efp's pan-European member organisations. Shooting Stars is supported by the Media Programme of the European Union. »
4 items from 2009
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