Sunday, 23 August 2009

Watched yesterday

The Tudors: Episodes 3.1 and 3.2 - 4/5

Wainwright Walks: Coast To Coast: Mowbray And The Moors - 4/5

The X Factor - actually a little disappointed by this first batch of auditions. There were some good singers of course, notably for me Danyl (who must be red-hot favourite already) and Stacey from Dagenham, but the transfer to an arena format has made the show a bit unwieldy and it felt like a bit of a drudge. Cheryl Cole is as lovely as ever though - 3/5

The Cube - this is better, a new ITV gameshow that's actually worth watching. In many ways the style feels like a hybrid of WWTBAM? and Deal Or No Deal, combining the studio setting and production of the former with the relaxed presentation style and cod-psychology of the latter. Add in the various challenges and likeable contestants and it's a compeling 45 minutes of television, even if it probably takes them half a day to record it - 4/5

Big Brother: Day 79 - classic diary room from Marcus. At this point I've decided that I want either him or the impossibly endearing Sophie to win. As it happens, they're 5/2 joint favourites at the moment, though some bookies have Sophie just edging it - 4/5

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