My weekly TV column is up at Torontoist.
So basically, we should be worried that a Meyers wannabe will write a book about making it with a zombie.
And here I thought some things were incorruptible.
Snyder made a nice action movie, but it isn’t scary, unless jump scares is what does it for people.
@CB: There are a couple series in the giant field of modern paranormal/urban fantasy/supernatural romance sub-genre that I think involve some kind of sexy “zombie”. I’ve avoided them though so I don’t know how they work…
Though the lead in Vertigo’s iZombie is a fairly cute walking dead girl and has several romantic sub-plots…
I am disgusted to report that there is in fact zombie porn, and it takes a hell of a lot to disgust me.
So am I the only one who’s just completely sick of zombies?
I’m sorry. Try and survive your 4 years.
Your friend – Ottawa.
Forgive me . . . how is the Rangers/Giants World Series an allegory to the American political scene?
Jason: Texas vs. San Fransico. Think for a moment what each is viewed as within the American mind.
Oh man. I… I’m so sorry about Rob Ford. I just… I am. And I’m not even Canadian.
I totally agree that “The Host” is awesome for all the reasons outlined in the article.
And somehow, its tale of a gigantic, slobbering beast holding an entire city captive in its reign of fear seems quite timely, this morning.
Let the war on the car-less begin…
Having a car is AWESOME. Everyone should try it.
Yesterday, I was in Chapters, which, even though they’ve eliminated their CD/DVD department (which sucks even though they were the most expensive place for that stuff absolutely anywhere), has some racks of “most popular” stuff in the area near the cash-out.
My eye is caught by a CD cover with bright red “Rocky Horror” on it, in the appropriate font. Thinking it’s some new edition of the proper soundtrack, I take a closer look, and it’s the fucking “Glee” soundtrack version, out for sale a DAY BEFORE the goddamn episode airs!
…and, because I have some affection still for Rocky Horror, I actually watched more of a Glee episode that I have for some time.
Whaddya mean? “Rocky Horror” has a guy in a wheelchair, “Glee” has a guy in a wheelchair! It couldn’t NOT happen! 🙂
Seriously, though, who did “Sweet Transvestite”?
Haters gonna hate.
“Seriously, though, who did “Sweet Transvestite”?”
A girl, so they could avoid showing a guy wearing Frank N’ Furter drag and not offend any delicate souls.
Also, “I’ve got an itch to scratch” was replaced with “I need a friendly man” in “Touch-A, Touch-A Touch Me” and several more examples of mealy-mouthed middlebrow pandery bullshit.
Seriously, fuck them. With a giant cactus.
Yes, I’m sure that was entirely their choice and not affected by the network at all.
(P.S.- There have been female Franks before.)
The fact that “the network made them” doesn’t make it good.
And yes, there have been female Franks, but always with the actress playing IN FTM drag as a man in drag, or by switching all the other roles as well and making her a lesbian, not by actually changing the lyrics to “girl” from “man.”
Also your argument over on the AVClub that the only reason people have for disliking it is some notion of “conceptual purity” in line with the pilot was ludicrous.
I don’t say that’s the only reason, but I do say it’s the reason they’re treating it as OH MY GOD THE WORST THING EVER. (And hey, stalking via comments, that’s nice.) The excess heat the show gets there seems to be based on a desire for more tonal unity and structural integrity, which are good qualities but are not the only important things. Sometimes a scene or bit that works in itself is its own justification.
In this case, Amber Riley is a good singer and she kills it. A good portion of the show is seeing fun song-and-dance numbers, so as long as those are there I’m willing to forgive some messy storylines.
You seem angry.
Didn’t you follow the election coverage? We’re all angry, apparently.
Also, I don’t think it’s so much a desire for “more” structural integrity as it is for “any” structural integrity that has people turning off Glee. They should fire Matt Morrison and his pukeworthy face-scrunching and just make it the Lea Michele & Friends Variety Hour already.
Not stalking; I commented here first (the AVClub thread was above three pages, so there wasn’t much point chiming in), then you replied to my complaint, and I was then reminded of the crappy argument you had made over there, which happened to be totally irrelevant to my dislike of the episode. I just happen to frequent both sites regularly, and didn’t follow you to dog your comments, but I had to bring it up.
I will admit that I really enjoyed the Jane Lynch/Bostwick/Meat Loaf bit, but then I’ve been realizing that I only had a positive impression of this show because Lynch was on it, and the scenes with her character in clips or when I happened to be paying attention (I’m a big TV-as-background-while-reading-or-online, so I’m approaching it as bits & scenes anyway).
Musically, well, I was initially fine with it when it was just “ha-ha, a goofy musical theatre version of this shitty old Journey song” or theme shows giving the treatment to stuff I didn’t care about, but when they started on stuff I like, their versions of the songs really started to turn me off the whole thing. I was sitting at the computer, having left Glee to play in the background, thinking I didn’t mind the show, when overhearing that version of “I Want To Hold Your Hand” really brought me to a turning point, and I realized “as covers, these Glee versions suck, and people have no taste.”
The singers are mostly technically “good” sure, but in that “every musical-theatre-vocal-coach suddenly locked onto the same style one day” way that has made so much Broadway music unbearable for approximately the last forty years.
(“Godspell,” and “A Chorus Line” have a lot to answer for in terms of unfortunate influence on singing styles in musicals, and anything involving Weber is just flat-out beyond the pale.)
You seem inordinately offended by other’s dislike for this episode.
“You seem inordinately offended by other’s dislike for this episode.”
And yet he’s not the one who posted 5 times to rant about how much they hated the show. We get it. You didn’t like it.
In other topics:
I am very excited about AMC’s Walking Dead. I’ve been eagerly awaiting this series for months.
Back off Jesus Christ Superstar there, Ed.
“Back off Jesus Christ Superstar there, Ed.”
Eh, I don’t work up much dislike over that one; I never saw it at the right age like some people (I think I stumbled across the soundtrack to Hair in the rec room at the age a lot of other people have the same exposure to JCS) so I never formed an attachment to it, but it never really bugged me.
An ex some years back convinced me that it counts as coming before the era when Weber’s output was just fermented sewage, so I leave it be.
Oh, and “lady,” only four of my comments count as hating the show (the first one contains no judgments about the show’s quality at all), the rest are all replies, at first to a question and then to arguments, and finally “OMG you went on too much about it!” is always a garbage argument, so I pooh-pooh your point.
Well, only a brazillion of my comments are ever about wanting more kitten-related content, and I still get shat on about it.
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