Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Week in Entertainment

TV: House - I don't get it. She stole $2500 from Chase. She stole $2500. Why is this being treated as if it's funny?? He's not allowed to walk away from someone he just met because she won't sleep with him? I'm not saying he's a prince (though currently he is my favorite character - which says more about the rest of them, I think), but - five minutes of conversation means she's allowed to steal from him and harass him and make his life miserable - and it's funny? He has to date people he doesn't want to? The people who write this show are crazy. A couple of indie films I hadn't even heard of before, somehow. TiMER, which had lot of interesting ideas inside the rom-com packages - things like destiny and whether you actually want to know your fate. Emma Caulfield was very good. Also, Penelope, a very cute, well-acted, appealing little fairy tale. My only quibble is, that nose was hardly enough to make grown men run screaming down a hallway to jump through a window on the second floor. Also, an animated film called Dragon Hunters which combined stunningly gorgeous visuals (of places and things) which very cartoony people and a very predictable plot. It certainly wasn't a bad movie, but don't go out of your way to see it.

Read: Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded by John Scalzi, a collection from The Whatever. Executive Lunch, not a bad first mystery, and Take The Monkeys And Run, a funny first mystery. And another JS Fletcher, In the Mayor's Parlor, which was nicely done. I like this guy's writing.

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At 11:26 PM, January 31, 2011 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

Ridger, I was tickled during Monday's "Wheel of Fortune" "Before and After" puzzle, whose solution was "Scarlet Letter to the Editor" -- and Pat Sajak quipped that the contestant had even bought the "A" :-)))

 
At 11:14 AM, February 01, 2011 Anonymous Mark had this to say...

When I saw that episode of House I thought I would have called the police right after someone committed credit card fraud. Yes, that would have been very funny indeed.

 
At 1:42 PM, February 01, 2011 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

The harrassment wasn't very funny, including the hacking into and hijacking of the website. In fact, it was arguably criminal in itself. But the credit card fraud - I still can't believe the writers played that for laughs. Plus, Chase desperately needs new friends.

 

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