Media: Things we like


Let's face it. Philips' "sense and simplicity" brand campaign is about as exciting as watching a baggage carousel. Which is why we applaud DDB London's cheeky ambient idea for the Dutch electronics giant's new bikini-trimmer: small bushes have been sculpted into a variety of shapes typically found on a lady's front bottom (such as the oblong "Brazilian" and the completely bald "Hollywood") and planted in gyms all over town. A cunning stunt indeed.


Five has a good track record with US imports. CSI and, more recently, Prison Break are two of the best dramas on the box. Everybody Hates Chris is proof that five can also spot a good sitcom when it sees one. Created and narrated by the US comedian Chris Rock, EHC hits some of the same notes Rock does in his stage act, with hilarious observations about race, the responsibilities of being a big brother, dangerous neighbourhoods and parents.

The cast is excellent, from the young actor Tyler James Williams, who plays Chris, to the depiction of his parents by Tichina Arnold and Terry Crews. If you haven't seen EHC yet, you're missing out.


If you're willing to brave the Easter holiday chaos at London's Science Museum, then the special exhibition by Pixar, the creator of film hits such as Finding Nemo and Toy Story, is well worth checking out. The exhibition takes you right through the process of making a Pixar film, from the basic storyboards through to the computer animation process that results in the final films. There's some great illustration on show, as well as the original model casts of the main characters. Some of the interactive and live animation elements are also really impressive.


Bullseye was one of the great TV hits of the 80s, with 15 million viewers regularly tuning in to watch Jim Bowen give away the Bendy Bullys. Now the programme has been revamped by Challenge TV, with Dave Spikey of Phoenix Nights fame as the host. Reassuringly little has changed - the prizes are still crap, Tony Green on the oche is still a calming influence, telling contestants to take their time, and the show is obviously still filmed on a shoestring. A welcome blast of nostalgia.



There are already some great football World Cup ads around - the new Carlsberg or Adidas executions, for instance. However, some advertisers seem to be overly desperate to jump on the bandwagon. Take Michael Owen hiding in a cupboard in a Domino's Pizza ad to support its new World Cup-themed pizza complete with ball-shaped pieces of meat on top. And there's still almost two months to go until the tournament starts.