Sunday, March 20, 2011

Random VG #3

Television show: Doctor Who
Episode: The Lodger (Season 5)
Air date: 12 June 2010
Time: 07:31

One of Van Gogh's self-portraits can be seen on a postcard taped to a refrigerator.

Film: Despicable Me
Release date: 9 July 2010
Time: 1:02:26

A framed Starry Night (very likely meant to be the original) can be seen leaning against a wall.

Television show: Dexter
Episode: Living the Dream (Season 4)
Air date: 27 September 2009
Time: 27:35

A framed print of Fishing Boats on the Beach at Saintes-Maries can be seen on the wall.


  1. they did a whole dr who episode with van gogh - written by richard curtis - it's one of my favourites, beautifully written!
    they fight an alien which only vincent can see and the doctor brings vincent to the future to see how loved his work has become...

  2. Hi, Claire: If you look through my earlier blog postings, you'll see a review of that episode. I quite enjoyed it, but didn't like the monster. Also I enjoyed it much more upon second viewing. That's because this was the first episode I'd seen with Matt Smith as the new Doctor. I watched it on television rather than waiting for the DVD set to come out which is what I always do with Doctor Who. So I didn't really know the new characters well. "Vincent and the Doctor" really is a very good Doctor Who episode, but a few tweaks and it could have been excellent.