Mortal Kombat: Legacy gets off to a good start

April 12, 2011

I had no idea Tahmoh Penikett, a.k.a. Helo in Battlestar Galactica, was starring as Striker in the Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series until today.  I also had no idea the series was debuting so soon.  That shows you how much I know about current affairs, a.k.a. not very much.

Anyway this is a very positive start.  Competent acting, well paced for something so short, and top-notch fight scenes with a healthy dose of gore thrown in.

Now I’m excited to see how they handle the magic wielding characters like Sub-Zero and Scorpion.  So far we’ve only seen the technological side.

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Friday Night Dinner

February 26, 2011

I won’t go to the trouble of properly reviewing the new Channel 4 comedy Friday Night Dinner, because it’s the weekend and civilised people don’t work on weekends.  Suffice to say it is highly, highly amusing and recommended if you want to laugh.

It stars veteran actors from other excellent comedies such as The Inbetweeners and Green Wing, if that helps.

Naturally it’s available on 4OD.