Storms In Teacups

I see that Torchwood is returning to our haunted fishtanks next month. While I’ve been pretty disparaging about the series in the past, I have to say that I thought that it redeemed itself with the Children of Earth series.

Now, however, there is some faux controversy being drummed up by a certain Dan Martin over in a Guardian blog. He is fulminating over the fact that viewers in the US get to see the show a whole six days before viewers in the UK:

We get the culture we deserve, really. But it’s hard not to think that the BBC is treating a big show – a show that it developed and established – recklessly. Yes, of course, contracts are contracts. But a two-day broadcast gap worked perfectly well for Game Of Thrones. Why the long pause here?

Shock. Horror. It’s six days, Mr. Martin. Get over it. Deferred gratification is a good thing, and a sign of maturity in a human.

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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