Sunday, March 02, 2008

Sunday Kudos

  • Kudos to this week's Torchwood for: (spoiler alert*) killing Owen (just when we were starting to really like him too), giving Martha Jones a chance to be cool, and for perfectly using white anglo saxon villain Alan Dale (The OC, Ugly Betty) in the role of what I'd consider to be a vintage Doctor Who villain. Kudos also to Freema Agyeman for perfectly transitioning Martha Jones from the PG/PG-13 universe of Doctor Who to the decidedly R rated world of Torchwood. She was a lot of fun to watch, and it was one of the best episodes of the series to date.
  • Kudos to Robin Hood's Richard Armitage and Keith Allen for being among the best TV villains of all time. Armitage conveys so much emotion in his performance that you get the sense that his utterly villainous Sir Guy of Gisborne really percieves himself to be a good guy doing his job, and Keith Allen (father of Brit pop star Lilly Allen) is absolutely brilliant as the cruel and corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham. No matter what he's doing (crushing parakeets, taunting Robin Hood, or just sittin' around ordering bad things done to good people) , Allen's almost over the top performance is so bold, so much fun to watch that you can't take your eyes off of him.
  • Kudos to Gol TV's Ray Hudson for his hilarious and wonderful color commentary for Ronaldinho's picture perfect bicycle kick goal during yesterday's Barca drubbing at the hands of Atletico Madrid. And the best part was all of the hyperbole and overpraise was entirely deserved- it really was one of those moments in sport that makes everybody- for and against... everybody who's gonna see that goal all over the world, stop and say "hot damn, did I just see that?"

I really hope that makes it onto YouTube.

  • Kudos to Will.iam (or whatever that is) for another killer Obama music video. I mean really, I cannot stand The Black Eyed Peas, but this this stuff has been exceptional.

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