Sunday, 30 January 2011


It's difficult to pick out individual lines from the superbly scripted new David E. Kelley series, 'Harry's Law'. The Harry in question is Harriet Korn, played by Kathy Bates. One line I particularly liked this week, was when, after being berated by a woman who seemed particularly obnoxious, she says,
'Do you have a name, or do people just use adjectives?'

We're a few episodes behind with Series 8 of Shameless, but the one we watched on Saturday afternoon was totally up to standard. The opening sequence parodied a stylised TV ad where someone moves in sensual slow motion to Nina Simone's 'Feeling Good'.
Later, classic Mimi Maguire. In response to the husband of a friend, both of the couple black, claiming that no-one understands what it is to be black, she looks him straight in the eye and points to herself,
'Woman,' she says, '-black! Scouser - black! fat - black! working class - black!'
Excellent. And so right.

The second episode of the U.S. Being Human was just as brilliant as the first, only....I'm embarrassed to say that it's not a U.S. series, it's Canadian. Half U.S. actors, half Canadian. Fully brilliant.

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