My partner recently discovered a British science fiction comedy called “Red Dwarf”. Holy cow. While the character driven plot doesn’t require a science fiction setting, such elements offer a unique backdrop and brilliant storyline opportunities. We should have seen the program years ago. Better late than never, I guess, and a true blessing since futuristic fantasy/cop drama “Almost Human” got cancelled. (Having Karl Urban on the small screen every week was awesome, but I digress.) Ditto with the demise of another favorite, “Revolution”.
Watching “Red Dwarf” has become my daily highlight. And honestly, limiting ourselves to one episode a day has me feeling quite like a junkie whose trying to cut back, easing her way into sobriety. Literally addicted to the whacky humor, I’m sad that there are only a few nights left to get my fix. I’m particularly taken by Craig Charles as Dave Lister (it’s shallow, but his boyish good looks and Scouse accent make me weak in the knees).
The first installment of 2008’s three part “Back to Earth” special did leave me a little flat tonight, I’m sorry to say. I didn’t miss the laugh track; the dialog just lacked enough entertaining banter. The character known simply as Cat, the highly evolved humanoid feline, calling Lister “Monkey-boy” was as good as it got. Nonetheless, we plan to watch every last episode availed us.
Hulu Plus doesn’t seem to have season ten available, so I will have to find it elsewhere. In the meantime, I learned tonight that filming of an eleventh season is set to begin this October. I’m definitely crossing my fingers it will come to fruition and that I survive that long without.
What entertains you these days? Any good books or shows you’d like to promote?