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Wire Fever

Posted by lanktank on February 12, 2009

It’s happened again, it’s struck me with force and by all means, I’ve welcomed it. I’ve found a T.V. show that I’m addicted to. Every once in a while, you’ll be watching your regular, run of the mill, get you through the week T.V. shows when out of the blue you find a gem. Absolute gold and you thank your lucky stars you’ve stumbled onto it. The first show I ever felt that way about was roughly 13 years ago when I turned on the television and Seinfeld was on.

Since then, there have been a few; to name some: The West Wing, 24, The Office (UK), Arrested Development, The Office (USA), Flight of the Conchords and now my latest obsession is The Wire.

To all the Wire fans out there, please forgive me. I know the show came to an end entirely last year after five seasons in the States, and here I am talking about it as if it’s brand new, but I was a little slow on this one. And I know how excruciating it is to have to listen to someone telling everyone about this “great show” THEY discovered and it’s so good bla bla bla, when you’ve already been watching it for 3 years. I felt the same way with The Office. I watched it the day they released it in South Africa, only for it to finally catch on 2 years later on the fourth re-running of it or something ridiculous. You’d overhear people discussing it, like it’s the new kid on the block, yet they still haven’t managed to figure out all the names of the characters properly: “Ya, I love that Ted guy, he should totally get with that blonde chick.” All I’m busy thinking is, “breath, breath, breath!” Read the rest of this entry »

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Where have all the Cowboy, show’s gone?

Posted by lanktank on January 30, 2009

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So here I am writing my first blog. The thought of which started when I realized there was a whole world of people out there writing their daily thoughts and opinions. So I thought, why be different? What makes other people’s opinions better than mine? Agreed, nothing. So if they can give you their opinion when their wrong, why can’t I give you mine when I’m right? And that’s the reason I’ve decided to write about truths and justices and things that are wrong with the world. There has to be a beacon of light for people somewhere out there.

 

I thought I’d start with something that has been on my mind for a while: Television.
I have a question: What happened to all the good, “Man” shows we used to have? Now I’m hearing the sounds of hundreds (well maybe not hundreds), tens of people, saying, “What do you mean? There are tons of good programs on television at the moment.” Really, there are?

 

Okay, let’s work through a few shall we? Ah, let’s see; There’s Ugly Betty (Ugly girl with too many feelings, and that annoying “let’s freak out about everything” attitude), Grey’s Anatomy (Nurse with too many feelings and man is she confused). Now you’re probably thinking, wait a minute, those are girls programs? Agreed, but then why are so many guys watching them? The only thing happening in the story is that someone loves someone that doesn’t love them or someone hates someone because they think they did something that upsets them but actually they love them as well, they just don’t know it yet, etc. And these seem to be recurring themes in almost all the current big television shows at the moment. Apparently someone decided that it’s not a TV show unless there are emotions and long-winded discussions involved, and my money says that Tom Cruise and Scientology are probably behind it, but that’s just my guess, but a story for another time. Moving on… Read the rest of this entry »

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