2010 in Film and Television


    Better Off Ted – Season 2
    Breaking Bad – Seasons 1-3
    Defying Gravity – Season 1 (a pox on whoever described it as “Greys Anatomy in space”)
    The Good Wife – Seasons 1-2
    Glee – Season 1
    Justified – Season 1
    Little Dorrit (fedora-tip to The Big A for putting us onto this)
    Modern Family – Seasons 1-2
    Nurse Jackie – Season 2
    The Unusuals – Season 1 (fedora-tip to MC Ash for the ah, tip)
    The Walking Dead – Season 1

A toast to Better Off Ted, Defying Gravity and The Unusuals, all cancelled, and all sorely missed.

Breakout television for 2010? Zombies, natch.


    The American
    District 9
    Green Zone
    I Love You Phillip Morris
    Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

    Let the Right One In
    The Men Who Stare at Goats
    Once Upon a Time in the West
    The Road
    Sherlock Holmes
    A Single Man
    Star Trek

Film of the year? Boy. God damn your eyes, Waititi.



In the vacuum left by the season finale of Mad Men, the Fortress Mamea inhabitants have been at a bit of a loose end. We enjoyed a fling with Better Off Ted, had our injections with Nurse Jackie, but they too have gone the way of Mad Men.

I’m at a similar place with my slate. Having reached my writing objectives for the year, I’m now trying to raise my film and TV viewing stats (59 finishes and 33 walk-/turn-offs to date, compared to 2008’s 94 and 19, respectively), as well as my reading stats (there’s a gaping hole from July to September that I don’t think I can make up for). I’ve completed Delta Force: Black Hawk Down (snore) and Close Combat: First to Fight (grin)* but… surely I could be doing something more useful?

We’re chortling through Glee. The Banana Boat writing group is ending the year with a bit of a bash. Only 24 sleeps until Avatar.

And after a few weeks of staring at my development file for the next project and not being inspired… I’ve just had a brilliant idea for my next project, totally out of the blue**.


* Not that you asked, but I’m currently chugging through Aliens vs Predators 2 and finding it rather tedious – I think I might join Monty and the boys in their North African campaign sooner rather than later.

** “Out of the blue”. What a crock. It was a fortuitous intersection of: people I know and want to work with; an achievable production budget; and a perfick location.