someone, and bless this person, finally put the bbc series strange on youtube. it is one of my favourite tv series ever, it is impossible to buy because they never released it on dvd, and me and my friend exodus, the only other real-life person i know who’s ever seen it, had resigned ourselves to never seeing it again. it is about a defrocked church of england priest from sheffield who fights demons in london with the help of an NHS nurse. it is basically everything i care about in this life. it aired in 2003, when i was 14, and i liked it as an overall concept more than i ever liked, say, buffy, not least because it was actually a very realistic depiction of british life in the early 00’s, especially of people who were still struggling financially under the brave new labour world. societal comment about the role of the church is inherent to the series, as well as what it is right for a christian — and especially a priest — to risk to fight evil. (several of the secondary character actors have gone on to become reasonably famous.)
while looking for it, i found the show the creator wrote previous to strange, the channel four series ultraviolet, made in 1998, which stars jack davenport and idris elba as vampire hunters. it’s something i didn’t even realise i had ever heard of before until i started typing this out, but: guys. A CHANNEL FOUR SERIES ABOUT IDRIS ELBA THE VAMPIRE HUNTER. WHAT THE FUCK.
Knives, KNIVES, you have never seen this? IT’S AMAZING AAAH. It’s got PHILIP QUAST FROM PLAYSCHOOL IN IT AS PART OF THE VAMPIRE HUNTER TEAM. AND JANE FROM THE FIRTH P&P AS A VAMPIRE HUNTER. AND IT’S JUST SO FUCKED UP AND DARK AND NASTY AND EVIL AND MEAN AND RAD I have owned it on DVD basically my entire adult life.
i didn’t even notice until halfway down the post when i read the “being the teacher with the robot leg” sign that i realized everyone is missing a limb. Biomedical Engineers are really outdoing themselves and it’s both fantastic and sometimes even glamorous.
GUYS ITS A BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING POST AND IT MAKES ME SO HAPPY