Ha! In my daily surf of the Media Guardian, I noticed there's a review of Sofia's Diary by Jaci Stephen (free reg required, I think), and she does a good job of why I think critics are a bit useless sometimes. I have nothing against what she says in the article, and it's perfectly well-written (I particularly like when she says that Sofia couldn't blow up a balloon let alone her chemistry lab), but not once is there a mention of the interactive element of the drama (where the viewers get to choose the course of action), which I think is fairly shoddy especially when she criticises one particular bit of the story that was actually chosen by the viewers.
Anyway, Ms Stephen goes on to say: "What it lacks in plot, Sofia's Diary makes up for in some impressive external scenes". I'm not sure what that means. External scenes are part of the plot, or does she mean just pretty external scenes to look at? Like, whatevs, lol, etc.
Meanwhile, over at Broadcast (free reg required), they report that Sofia's Diary has attracted more than 5m views in its first two weeks! Don't know how they russle up internet figures but that sounds quite impressive to me. Hurrah!