Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Being Erica

Being Erica is a surprisingly watchable, hell, great new series. (edit: Maybe I'll take that back. If you can look past frequent banal chick stuff, the story picks up again in the second half. Erica sure has a lot of regrets!)

Once in a while I go through 2 seasons' worth of new TV shows to see if there is anything good that has yet to be seen off the spotlight. Diamond in the rough so to speak. I have been watching 5 different new series. Some of them pretty watchable but many protagonists are cringable you hardly feel sympathetic towards them. There is a lot of good acting but good scripts are hard to come by.

And then there is Being Erica. Thanks CBC!

The US has not had a good new TV show for a while now. It pays dividend to look elsewhere. Broaden the horizon a little, Australia, Canada, UK... I love UK's dry humour - IT Crowd, How Not to Live Your Life. Good stuff!

State of our television:
lots of go-back-right-your-wrong materials
reality shows? when does this fad end?
good pilot but series goes sour halfway
sex sells violence sells fucking tasteless
actual good shows? get fucken' canceled
great premier season, the rest sucks, hard

Sunday, May 03, 2009

well said... (S2000)

You should steer clear now if you don't know much or have interests about cars.

This ninja knows what he's talking about. Well said!

I checked out the movie generator after finding this movie. It's a handy little tool.

Saturday, May 02, 2009


...the new TV sitcom is one part Friends and 2 parts Maison Ikkoku.