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Other people have already stamped on the relic-filled grave of the rampantly silly Bonekickers, so I'll not keep you long with any insightful analysis, but I must just point out that the maverick archaeology team exposing the delightfully decorative bones at the heart of our deeply beloved, Templar-stuffed, police free merrie England appears to be led by none other than juggzy*, ably assisted by swisstone**. They also seem to have a couple of childrens' television presenters on their team, but that's probabaly just to win over the tweenies and the slash fans. I'm looking forward to future episodes starring uitlander as a modern-day devotee of some cat beetle god from Africa, and oxyrhyncite turning up for an episode where they need a motorbike to get the Holy Grail (or is it???) across St Michael's Mount causeway before the tide comes in and the Templars... actually, I never did figure out what it was the Templars were going to do when they found the true cross. Put it on television, probably. Anyway, juggzy should watch out, as her crazy mum is quite clearly mad Doctor Helen from Primeval, so she should stop worrying about sexy grad students penetrating her astro-archaeological cave of crazy and get in some good defences against dodos with brain parasites.

I'm quite a fan of the "is it, isn't it?" type supernatural drama, but usually find them too slow moving to avoid foundering in the quagmire of the silly. This one might still go down, but for them moment it's surfing along quite nicely.

*In a rather nice dark dye job. Looks good on you!
**He gets to wear the hat.


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13th Jul, 2008 10:08 (UTC)
I'd like to think I'm not quite as miserable and misanthropic as he is - or so blatantly interested in the contents of girls' sweaters.

He does have my hair, though.
13th Jul, 2008 10:33 (UTC)
oh, I rather think
That he's playing that role consciously and will turn out to have a heart of gold(en ale) in the end, don't you?
13th Jul, 2008 11:45 (UTC)
Pictures! I need pictures!

Have now seen pictures. Gosh. I have bigger and bluer eyes, though.

Edited at 2008-07-13 11:49 (UTC)
13th Jul, 2008 17:55 (UTC)
I haven't yet seen any of this particular delight, but I shall look forward to the royalty fees with not particularly baited breath. Is it fair to assume they have no bloody idea what real archaeology is, but substitute that with lots of monsters and illogical jumps of plot?
13th Jul, 2008 18:03 (UTC)
No monsters so far -- they're being coy about whether anything actually supernatural is happening, so there may not be any, either. Illogical jumps of plot, though, they certainly have. And rope fighting.
14th Jul, 2008 00:34 (UTC)
(and [info]oxyrhyncite turning up for an episode where they need a motorbike to get the Holy Grail (or is it???) across St Michael's Mount causeway before the tide comes in...)

"On, Buttercup! On like the wind!"

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