I’m not quite sure when it happened, but Newsnight appears to have become the best thing on TV. It’s gone from being a stuffy, dry, tedious news magazine to being an entertaining, clever and at times, fiercely ironic and very, very funny look at current affairs. Of course, Paxman has always been one of the true jewels in the crown of British broadcasting, and it’s still his presenting style that makes Newsnight as brilliant as it is, but it seems they’ve really put a lot of effort into making their election coverage as interesting and relevant as possible.

Of course, this could all go downhill tonight with the news that, against Paxman’s wishes, the fantastic weather forecasts are going and the market reports are coming back. Which just goes to show that, as usual, the Great British Public are still as skilled as ever in failing to know a good thing when they see it.

And the weather for tomorrow: It will be raining, except where it isn’t.

One Response to “Newsnight”

  1. Sven says:

    Paxman = legend. Fact.