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August 05, 2010



On the one hand The Deep was plotted by an artarded octopus with a hammer. Who was also technical consultant. And written by Simon Donald and Paul Rutman. Who are women.*

On the busier hand Minnie Driver is a submarine commander. WIN!

Here's a game. It's called Miscast. You think of a role, and then you think of the least likely actor to do it. So there's the marriage counsellor played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the jihadist by Hugh Grant. Gwyneth Paltrow is a soul diva, Tom Cruise a basketball player, Woody Allen a bodyguard. You get the idea. I'm sure you can think of better ones. Minnie Driver as a submarine commander? Well, that's what she really is – in underwater thriller The Deep (BBC1).

Hello! I'm sorry, I'm just not having that. And she's doing very little to convince me to change my mind. She's impulsive and emotional, scatty, hello darling, mwah mwah, and dressed all wrong. She's a rubbish commander too, makes some really bad decisions.

Which is an accurate assessment but which is also all you need to know about The Guardian. They don't get anything.

* Watch the show and tell me I'm wrong.

Update: Mwah mwah in action! (Episode 1 recap, hence spoilers.)

Posted by Ghost of a flea at August 5, 2010 08:48 AM


This appears to be exactly the sort of ill-thought-out disaster movie dreck I occasionally like to snicker through. I can't watch the clips owing to being in the wrong country, though.

Stupidity this egregious can only come from humans. An artarded octopus would at least try to hit the screenwriters with his hammer.

Posted by: Chris Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 5, 2010 11:20 AM