Yes, the rumours are true. Boxcutters has been around for five years. You’d think we’d have quit by now but no, we are very bad at learning lessons.
To celebrate our podcast longevity we give you a gift. In fact we give you the greatest gift. We reveal to you, in this very episode, the Greatest TV Characters of All Time. We go through the official and final, no correspondence will be entered into, top 10 with its pros and cons and put in our two cents’ worth.
To everybody who came to the Boxcutters vs Dr Who writers panel at AussieCon, you all get a special mention.
There’s a bunch of news, we read out some letters and mix it up with some pork.
Episode 240: my brain hurts a lot.
Send us an email about all the things we asked you to this week.
The Top 10
10. David Brent, The Office
9. Buffy Summers, Buffy The Vampire Slayer
8. Tony Soprano, The Sopranos
7. Veronica Mars, Veronica Mars
6. Homer Simpson, The Simpsons
5. Basil Fawlty, Fawlty Towers
4. Al Swearengen, Deadwood
3. Hawkeye Pierce, M*A*S*H
2. Omar Little, The Wire
1. The Doctor, Doctor Who
Here’s some extra news we didn’t get to cover, because you’ve been so good:
It’s Joan Cusack!
I’m sure people were excited to see Alison Janney play the role of the mother in the US remake of Shameless. No doubt those same people would also have been upset to hear that Janney was, instead, taking a role in the upcoming comedy series, Mr Sunshine.
Well, fret no more, good people, because the one and only Joan Freakin’ Cusack is taking the role instead.
As much as I love Janney, I think Cusack will manage to perform the role with a little less scenery chewing and a little more sad reality. Now I’m looking forward to it.
Syfy goes to Neverland
The Syfy channel in the US does some great work in getting people to watch genre television. However, they do some bad work in original drama.
There’s a new 4-hour miniseries they’ve just announced called Neverland which is going to be a prequel to Peter Pan. They’ve previously done a prequel of Alice in Wonderland and a reimagining of Wizard of Oz.
It makes me want to sigh.