Monthly Archives: October 2008

If You Watch Big Brother, You Have No Life… Literally!

Now, you know I like Big Brother. And you might have guessed from looking around my site I like horror. And I also quite enjoy Charlie Brooker’s Screenwipe on BBC Four. But if one were to combine all three, what would be the end result…?

Dead Set, a six-part horror drama created for E4 by Charlie Brooker, began tonight with the first two parts airing as one. It was initially paced slowly; we got to know the housemates left inside the Big Brother house and the production crew behind the scenes – mainly Kelly and her boss Patrick (and of course Davina, playing herself), who are working hard on eviction night and showing concern at the news bulletins reporting on mounting violence across the nation. The tension soon builds, and as one of the housemates is evicted and brought into the studio, a security guard staggers into an unsuspecting crowd with a gushing neck wound. Soon, unbeknownst to Davina and the production crew, a deadly virus is spreading through the public and closing in on the building.

I found it quite awe-inspiring watching Davina having her throat ripped out, certainly the most powerful scene of the night! You luckily feel for the main character, Kelly, as she not only battles with a whip-cracking boss (who survives the onslaught by pushing a disabled man in front of him in order to seek refuge in a toilet cubicle!), but is soon battling the undead. After her initial escape is thwarted (in what was probably the height of terrifying action for Episode One – my mum certainly jumped hard), Kelly is cornered into the big brother house and has to convince the skeptical, fame-seeking housemates that their reality show is over and the real reality is that the dead people are coming back to life. It’s here we can sort of see who the survivors might be, and as with the real BB, you sort of pick your housemates (mine is Space). I’ll be eagerly following the rest of the series this week so check back for more developments as the housemates and Kelly venture out of the BB house, possibly running into the other survivors, and maybe a very hungry Davina!

Yeah, this bit, this is mine too!

I don’t know, I need to get back to treating this like my blog – my thoughts, from MY brain! I’m not just tom, I’m Thomas John McNab. Read it and weep, bitch. If it’s pointless, so what, it’s my blog. MINE MINE MINE! I dont have to use punctuation if I dont want to and if I want to leave sentences incomplete I

Like! Fish, Like!

Oh, I don’t know! As I hope you can tell I’ve not been very well for some time and I’m finding it hard to be positive so I generally don’t like to post negative blogs, cursing the world for my pain! So I thought I’d just do a nice easy, breezy, beautiful update to let anyone in cyberworld out there who cares know how I am! I am getting pretty bored of my routine hospital visits, but putting up with them. I had cleared my hands of infections but one has emerged today – I’m back on antibiotics. I took myself off that Thyroid tablet after two weeks because, though it may not be related, when I started taking it, I couldn’t sleep on a night. No problem sleeping during the day, only that effs up my schedule – which I actually do have! Band practice is going swimmingly and I’ve written two new songs, though one is selfishly personal so you probably won’t hear it anytime soon. I’ve been appointed Editor of our first music video… which contains very little footage of the band (the, um, Band without Name!), and it’s to a cover version, but we rock it! And I finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: What a ride! A bit easy on the end but no less magical. Overall I’d say it was either my 3rd or 4th favourite of the 7. I haven’t managed to get any more writing into this hectic schedule, but that doesn’t mean I’ve stopped again, I’m just preoccuied. I’ll wrap it up there for now, sorry there’s been no vLogs, I think I’m over being in front of the camera. But my editing bug has been rekindled, so expect other videos soon. I hope life’s been treating you kind, readers!

Bleh! *rolls over*

I know I haven’t updated or just posted a random blog in ages, but believe it or not I’ve actually been busy having a life. I’ll try record a not-so-spontaneous video blog whilst I’m at the hospital tomorrow. If I don’t… well, tough, go look at somebody else’s blog. The next time you’ll hear from me I’ll either be getting giddy about Saw V or High School Musical 3: Senior Year … but not Repo!, cos Lionsgate saw fit not to release it wide… it’s Grindhouse all over again, thank you, Curse of Spike TV!