Thursday, November 25, 2004
TANYA'S BLONDE HIGHLIGHTS
All the TV that's mad, bad, or just a little bit evil for Thursday. Our Tiny Tanya Turner ratings show just how low each show goes – the more Tanyas a show scores, the more mental it is.
» WIG! Alias, Bravo, 8.00pm
Those of you needing something new to hook onto sci-fi-wise since the demise of Buffy (who haven't already checked this one out, of course) could do worse than to give this a go. The Lovely Jennifer Garner stars as college student and secret agent Sydney Bristow, who works for the CIA in order to provide a practical use for her extensive wig collection. It's a bit like an hour-long video of Britney Spears' 'Toxic' video, only with slightly less plot, depending on which episode you're watching.
» JIG! Mine All Mine, ITV1, 9.00pm
An interesting premise for a drama: Max Vivaldi (Griff Rhys Jones) firmly believes that an ancient document his family owns proves that he is the rightful owner of Swonzee - sorry, Swansea - although this has become something of a standing joke amongst their friends and neighbours. That is until their claim turns out to be just and valid, anyway. Not entirely sure if it's going to work, but it's written by Russell T. Davies of Queer as Folk/Bob and Rose/The Second Coming/Dr Who fame, and it features perennnial lowculture favourite and friend of Su Pollard, Ruth Madoc, so it gets our seal of approval. For now.
» (MR) BIG! Sex and the City, Paramount, 10.30pm
An editor criticises Carrie's work. Heaven forfend! Any rational personal earning their living as a writer would take this as part and parcel of the job, but Carrie, being the spoilt princess that she is, takes this a huge personal insult and makes a big drama out of it. In all honesty, we're surprised it took someone this long to point out that her work is bunkum. We could have told her that in the very first episode.
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