Greetings, my fellow port swillers!
Ol ‘Robbo was trying just now to thumb-blog a new post on his I-thingy about the pathos which is modern Olympic tee-vee coverage and which I refuse to watch, when said I- thingy ate my effort. Grrrr……
I was doing so while half- watching “The Matrix” on BBC America for no especially good reason. When I looked up from my failed post, I suddenly realized I was looking at a commercial for a new Beeb series, “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency”.
No, no, no, no, and bloody damn-all, no!
Douglas Adams’ novel of the same name is, IMHO, probably his best work, but it was almost entirely a one-off thing. ( The sequel, “The Long, Dark, Tea-Time Of The Soul”, was a distinct let-down. This is characteristic of Adams, who had a genius for innovation, but less talent for follow-up.). How anyone thinks they can carry on the spirit and vivacity of the source where even Adams himself couldn’t is beyond me.
(Besides, the fellah playing Gently is all wrong- not nearly slovenly enough.)
i suppose this is just one thing more I will not watch.