Tuesday, May 01, 2007
I Have A Lot on My Plate!
In the mean time, why not sign my "Stop Hassling Alec Baldwin" petition? Just leave your name and a short message in the comments box. Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.
You know, it was surprisingly hard to find a decent, representative YouTube clip displaying Baldwin's genius performance on 30 Rock. I settled on the above montage, even though it includes pet-death "humour", which is a massive turn-off for me. To balance this out, I'll link to a genuinely charming Woebot video.
While we're talking TV:
(i) Don't forget that Veronica Mars starts again tonight.
(ii) This mysterious blog is somewhat interesting, particularly as it features one of the most astute pieces of Buffy-related writing in a while. And I quote...
"An awful lot of bad television comes about as a result of people trying to copy good television without understanding how it works. For example, the whole point of Buffy the Vampire Slayer was that it took place in a hormonally-charged, interdimensionally-adolescent world where demonic possessions and blood-soaked vampiric rites were extensions of / metaphors for / parables about the horror of growing up: it wasn’t a fantasy series with teen soap-opera elements, it was a series in which the fantasy and the teen soap-opera were the same thing. All subsequent attempts to copy the Buffy format have missed this fairly basic point, which means that every piece of sci-fi tack on television now has “relationship issues” clumsily grafted into the plot, as if nobody would possibly be interested in seeing a story about giant scorpions escaping from the Earth’s core unless one scene in three looks as if it’s been cut-and-pasted from Sex in the City. "