Wednesday, October 11, 2006

(Viva Blackpool)

Ever since my friend linked this clip (NWS, and also beware: when I showed my friend Halcyone this clip, she went insane and wrote this post, even including a David Tennant icon) from the British series Blackpool on her blog, I have been looking all over for a region 1 DVD of it. I finally found a copy on Ebay (because of the Emmys. It is a "for your consideration" copy).

It arrived yesterday and I watched the whole thing (6 hour-long episodes) all at once. It is just as great as I hoped.

Blackpool is sort of a murder mystery where the characters sing along with the soundtrack (with songs like Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now," Morrissey's "Boy with a Thorn in His Side," and Elvis Costello's "Brilliant Mistake") and also do some light dancing. It has some elements of Twin Peaks, soap operas and the musical episode of Buffy.


At 10:24 PM, Blogger Montgomery Maxton said...

When that cartoon character held your hand, if indeed it was that kind of date, did his color rub off onto you?

I grew up in a town called Loveland. Everyone brought their Valentine's Day cards to the post office to have them mailed with the special Loveland stamp.

At 1:56 PM, Blogger Valerie Loveland said...

His hand was gloved in my dream.

I drove through Loveland, Colorado once while I was on an exhausting road trip. The person I was driving with got mad because I didn't stop the car and have my photo taken with one of the signs that said "Loveland."


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