January 9th, 2002

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I hate January, I apologise in advance if your birthday is during January, but it is such a horrid month of the year! I hate September a lot as well. In September, it's the end of the summer and as soon as August is gone, everything is back to normal argh. In January the decorations come down (on the 6th, if you don't want to get cursed "UK Tradition", get em down by 12th night, it seems to only be in the UK).

Everything is taken down and everything is depressing and cold and dark and bleak. It's horrid!

There is only two good things:-

1/ The Sales - think of the bargains dahhhling!
2/ New U.S TV - January is when the UK starts getting new seasons and new TV programmes from America. They leave a gap, because the US does not show seasons straight, it has gaps, which annoys the schedulers here.

One year a channel tried showing The X-Files, two weeks after America, but the problem was that they had to show a repeat in the 4th episode of every month, in order not to catch up with America, and this proved really unpopular with UK viewers. I guess we like to watch it all , week to week and not with replaced stuff.

I always wonder why the UK "series" are always about 6 weeks long and American "seasons" are 25 weeks long. I mean the UK schedule seasons change about every 6 weeks or so.

So far New Simpson's, New Smallville (Superman is hot playing football!), and Enterprise.
This week is new Sex & The City and ER, and Friends- yeaaaah!

It was announced on Sunday that America has brought the scripts to the cool UK series "As If". Why do they always have to remake everything? It's Queer As Folk all over again. I don't kinda see how As If can be changed ,its a London teen drama, and it's fast paced and funny and serious. (It's really different to Dawsons's Creek).

New US shows I am gonna watch:- Smallville (started watching already), Scrubs, and maybe Enterprise. But I hate star trek! I do love Scott Bakula though heheheh.
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Ruby Wax Ruby Wax is a comedian who has been around the UK for ages. She's actually American, and born "Ruby Wachs" (American/Jewish) and has red hair and is loud and obnoxious, but hilariously funny! She was the script editor for Absolutely Fabulous and also was in a few shows as various characters, and her husband is the producer of "Red Dwarf"

She has done many jobs, but mostly interviewing stars and exploring American and all kinds of things. (I guess her image is like "loud brash American" ,but she is nice too, and I don't get how she still has a strong accent, even though she has lived her for over 20 years!). I dunno if anyone in America has ever heard of her, that is why I am writing all this (Brit's know her well).

Most of her shows have been late night chat type things, as she is rude and not afraid of it, but recently the BBC have given her lots of prime time vehicles. including a quiz "The Waiting Game" and today started her new daytime show "Ruby".

It was so hilariously funny, I nearly wet myself! It is on at 10am and I cannot laugh that much when I just wake up. It was really so funny, and she had a gay florist on from France, and got in a fight with him and snipped off his flowers lol! She is also finding dates for people and stuff (there is where the goat herder comes in Kyra, they were practicing, on a "fake goat" lol).

The show is on daily on BBC 1 and I am really surprised that she got a daytime show, but I don't think it is live. It is so brilliant compared to the rest of daytime TV!

The show website is here!
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