Daily Archives: February 27th, 2006

West Wing on the teev

We were very, very disappointed last week. The ABC has bought all the rights to West Wing, and they started showing it last Thursday. We had hoped beyond hope that it would be season 6 – we were pretty sure it wouldn’t be. We had reckoned that it would be season 1, which would be a bit painful but make a lot of sense. But no; we turned it on, and they started in something like season 4! Where is the sense in that? For the people who haven’t watched it before, they won’t really get it at all, and for people who are into it – why start there? I truly do not understand their thinking. Bah.

We did, of course, still watch it – again, that thing about watching with however many thousands of others being exciting.

Lord of the Flies

Well. It was a very interesting book, and I am very glad to have read it. It was also incredibly disturbing, which I guess is the point. I probably will see the movie at some stage (the b&w one, of course, not the modern American one). I ws right in assuming that the whole thing was set on the island – there was maybe one flashback from Ralph, and that was it. I think that was one of the coolest bits. It was so – laconic – and yet seemed to manage to get into their heads so brilliantly. I was impressed, anyway, and will have to remember to thank the people who forced me to read it.

How absolutely terrifying.