Lots going on for a show that’s just released its last series on DVD. The USA has just had VIII; meanwhile, the Czech Republic has just had Series V. Obviously they’re selling well enough to carry on releasing them over there; let’s hope they get a release with full extras as well at some point.
TOS has also published its usual roundup of DVD reviews – I have to say that much as I love the show, GQ’s comment that it’s “The most underrated British comedy of the past 20 years” seems slightly weird when you consider the viewing figures and DVD sales – but presumably it’s just another way of complaining about how snobby some people get about the series, and how some other shows get more than their fair share of column inches – which is fair enough. All I can say about the snippets from my review is I’m appalled they didn’t use the quote I especially gave them to use at the end.
The main news, however, is more stuff on Beat the Geek. And it’s something I should have guessed from the odd hint given on the Webboard – Norm and Hattie as Holly are the quizmasters! I recall that at one point we had a bit of an agenda (what? Us?) with Hattie seemingly having been forgotten in favour of Norm – but that’s obviously well and truly disappeared. As has been said, though – Hattie is looking a lot like Linda Smith these days. Well, not how Linda Smith looks now, obviously.
Oh, and the menus look awesome. This release cannot come soon enough.
Should be an article up later tonight – as I can’t really do the redesign until I leave makro at the end of the month, I might as well try and do something useful round here…