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Review: Snuff Box

Snuff Box coverIs it weird when I end up listening to the soundtrack way, way more than I watch the show?  Perhaps, but I’m kind of addicted to Matt Berry’s score for Snuff Box.  Of course, this isn’t saying that the actual TV show is bad or, well, even anything less that awesome.  It’s just that damned theme song.  It’s so friggin’ CATCHY.  I keep humming to myself “you thought it was gold/but it was bronze” OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER again.  Luckily, the US DVD collection of the complete series of Snuff Box comes with a CD of the music from the show.  Or, I suppose, the CD of the soundtrack comes with a DVD of the series.  Either way.  But you’re more likely to find it in the DVD section, so let’s go with that. Continue reading

Review: The Complete [sic] Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends

Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends
Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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If you’re not English, you might not have an instant idea of who Louis Theroux is, but if you’re American, you might remember him as the British Guy on TV Nation. But maybe not, since that show was over 10 years ago. But rest assured, he is awesome.
His show, Weird Weekends, actually WAS broadcast in the states, on the cable channel Bravo… though, unfortunately, it never seemed to have a great time slot… or, rather, seemingly no timeslot at all. A lot of times, I’d end up just flipping through the channels and discovering that someone at Bravo had gotten bored and just started putting in tapes of his show. So, there seemed to be a lot of random, unadvertised marathons. Which was great at the time, but made it near impossible for the show to get an audience in the US. Which is probably why these DVDs aren’t actually available in the US — they’re only available in the UK, meaning they’re Region 2, PAL, so you’ve gotta have a hacked player to watch these. But, well, you kinda should anyway, since a) Region Coding is stupid and b) There’s LOTS of cool stuff only available in other countries, so by not hacking your player/getting one that’s hackable, you’re really missing out. Continue reading