So without much further ado, in reverse order:
5. Doctor Who: The Sensorites
Here I did an unusual thing in that I went straghit to a special feature ahead of the story, the extra being a little piece called “Looking for Peter” and is a Who Do You Think You Are? style piece looking into the story’s writer. It is a lovely touching piece as virtually nothing was known about the man aside from him dying before fandom really started and a few interesting bits are uncovered about the man. What does going to an extra first say about me? That I like to look into the background of things I like, I have watched the Sensorites before so I suppose it helps inform my viewing abit. I rather like the story myself although it doesn’t have a good standing in fan opinion, I don’t think that makes me an iconoclast but it shows I stick to my guns rather bend to opinion.
4. The Man from UNCLE
The recent film, not the TV series. It’s a nice easy going romp akin to the Roger Moore Bond films and as such a nice bit of escapism. I use to watch reruns of Man from UNCLE on BBC 2 as a child while having my tea, so I am imagine a bit of Nostalgia comes into play there.
3. Twin Peaks Series 1 Episode 2
Yup, that is the episode with the dream about the backwards talking dwarf. I was watching it as I intend to catch up with the show and refresh my memory for the arrival of the new series. What does this say about me? Well I like to be up to speed on things, this may have partially been prompted by the return of the X Files and realising I had forgotten huge chunks of the details.
2. Doctor Who: The Aztecs
Well, as with the Sensorites, I was watching this to write about it. This is a forerunner to me setting up a review site for films and music. What it says about me? I like to study and practice before I make ready.
1. The Avengers: Something Nasty in the Nursery
Watched this with mum and played spot the guest star as there are quite a few well known faces in the episode (Paul Eddington, Clive Dunn, Yootha Joyce, Patrick Newel, Penelope Keith).
What this list shows is I am very fond of retro TV, why is a different matter. I will ponder on that, feel free to throw in your two cents…