Archive for January 12th, 2009

12th January
2009
written by Tony
That's pretty funny, Wesley.

That's pretty funny, Wesley.

Last week I watched season one of Clone High. It was not  a mistake, Wesley (see, you have to be cool to get that joke!). This little gem has been kicking around our apartment for quite some time now, so at Steph’s suggestion I decided to give it a whirl. Why this show only made it through one season is a mystery to me. I suppose, like all truly funny shows, it was destined to fail. I mean, look at Arrested Development. That show was pure brilliance, and yet it didn’t make it. I suppose Family Guy did get a reprieve, but there are a lot of people (Steph) who will tell you it isn’t, and never was, funny, and I’ll admit that the new episodes are a bit self indulgent. So I guess my theory holds – anything that is actually funny does not survive in this world. (more…)
12th January
2009
written by Steph
Apparently they never truly saw each other as a sibling...

Dexter? I hardly knew her!

I understand that Michael C Hall and Jennifer Carpenter are not actually siblings in real life, but this picture, as well as the fact that they recently got married really gives me the wiggins.  I suppose it’s just a testament to their acting skills that they so convincingly play brother and sister on Dexter. [This is really not surprising, because if you watch Dexter you know that everyone at that show is effing amazing.]  And maybe I’ve been reading a few too many novels this year that have featured incest in some way.  I’ve heard that the smart thing for actors and actresses who get involved with co-stars is to pick one who you have essentially no chance of being paired up with onscreen, so that if things should go awry offscreen, you at least don’t have that awkwardness to face.  Still: <shudder>. I guess this turn of events is better than Michael and Jennifer (really though, aren’t they just “Dexter” and “Deb”?) actually being siblings and then being paired romantically for the show.  Now that would be creepy. [Unrelated, yet I can't help pointing out - Jennifer, that dress is beyond unflattering.  Next time, try to pick something that doesn't look like you've simply wrapped a towel around yourself to keep your lady bits in check.] [Also: WTF is up with Hall specifically, and Dexter in general, being shafted for awards?  Tony & I have watched Mad Men, and it's a great show... but if I had to pick between it and Dexter?  I'm picking Dexter hands down.  And who is Gabriel Byrne and what is this show In Treatment?  Is it something I should be watching?]