There are days when I just don’t know how to start a post. Those are usually the days when I start out talking about things not at all related to the bulk of the post. Today I debated between asking anyone out there for a stamp or talking about my dental woes. This option wasn’t much better but at least now you understand why I sometimes seem to start in the middle of a conversation.
So, there was a holiday weekend wherein I baked a cake (pictures forthcoming), saw two movies, lost my crown, and vegged in front of the TV. Happy, happy, joy, joy. Can I take a moment and beg Universal to STOP WITH THE BRING IT ON sequels? Give it up already. You are never going to capture the magic of the first one. Just stop trying. I like Hayden P. but Bring It On: All or Nothing was just BAD. I’m pretty sure there’s already another one in production too. Sigh.
In between crappy sequels and the movies I can’t seem to skip whenever they are on (Twister and Mr & Mrs Smith), I actually did watch some TV shows…
I caught up on episodes 8 and 9 of this show this weekend. I don’t generally have a lot to say about it. It still bums me out that it’s not as good as it looked like it was going to be and yet I’m strangely fascinated by it. In part because I keep trying to figure out exactly why they keep changing history. I understand needing to take some liberties but I don’t really get changing the facts when the factual story is actually better and more suited to the drama of a television show than the changes they’ve made.
Ah well. Next week is the season finale and I assume we’ll finally see Anne and Henry get together. I could care less about that part as the show has reminded me of why I never liked Anne. I think they’ve actually made her a little less manipulative than I think the real Anne was but it’s true that she was also a pawn in a bigger political game played by the men who controlled her life. That said, I’ve never liked her which is why I’m happy that they are finally getting together. That means next season will surely be focused around Anne’s fall from grace and the rise of my favorite of Henry’s wives, Jane Seymour.
Well, now that auditions are over, this show got much better. Last night’s episode was way too long but at least I actually enjoyed most of it. I’m really not a fan of reality shows that feature the competition on one night and the results on another. I get why they do it (to give you time to vote) but I’d prefer having something substantial happen during the results show. I guess the good thing is that I can just skip tonight’s episode and watch next week’s competition episode to find out who got cut.
The one thing that confuses me about this show is that it seems as though these directors have to come up with their own material. I don’t really get that. Even the judges would comment that something was beautifully shot but then suggested the director’s stick to what they know best. Yeah, well, that’s hard to do when you’re in a competition and the theme for the night is comedy!
Anyway, what I was getting at was that being a good director does not necessarily mean that you are good at coming up with the source material. So, I think it’s a little unfair to judge them on that. I’d rather see them all given the same script or pieces of the same script and see how differently each one handles it. I think that would tell us more about how these directors compare to each other and will succeed in Hollywood than seeing what shorts they can dream up.
If you weren’t sure about this show before, I suggest giving it another chance. And, hey, if you didn’t catch last night’s episode, you can watch all of the comedy shorts online. My favorites were Zach’s “Danger Zone,” Shira-Lee’s “Check Out,” and Will’s “Lucky Penny.”
So, how long before we have a reality show called “The Pitch” or “The Pilot”?
I also faced facts this weekend and acknowledged that I’ve officially given up on The Riches. The show pulled me in the first weeks and then slowly my interest dwindled off. I’d enjoy it once I remembered to watch but it had no lasting effect. Which is how I ended up with three weeks of the show piled up on the DVR. When you’ve got nothing else to watch and three brand-new episodes of a show waiting on you… AND you still prefer to channel surf, you know it’s time to let go. So, I decided it was time I call it quits and deleted the show from my DVR recording schedule. Farewell Doug and family!
On my schedule for tonight: On the Lot and Boston Legal (finale!)