Thursday, April 27, 2006

Made-for-TV Disaster Movies: "Unmerry" or Effing AWESOME?

I just read this in the WaPo and have a bone to pick with this 'Lisa de Morales,' or so she calls herself. She reports that TV in May will be "wrist-slittingly gloomy-doomy," to which I say, what in this doomsday era of television does she usually get excited for? Brand new episodes of According to Jim? An evening snuggled under the blankets watching 20/20 on Friday night, pining away for dreamy John Stossel? The re-running of The Presidents series on The History Channel over Labor Day Weekend (of which I swear I haven't seen every single episode...twice)?

From the article:
An ABC flick about a bird-flu mutation about to wipe out the population of the United States; an NBC miniseries about the mother of all earthquakes, which could obliterate the Western Hemisphere unless FEMA saves a seismologist trapped in a Las Vegas casino; an "unspeakable horror" beastie thing posing as a small-town cop in the Nevada desert and terrorizing the locals and the local insects.

Are you kidding me? Pandemics! Major natural disasters! Beastie things! And all done on a made-for-tv budget, c'mon Lisa, could May sweeps get any better than that?? They're terrorizing local insects for goodness sakes! I'm not a soap opera lover, but even this sounds kind of hilarious: "Joan Collins trying to hang on to her whole slutty kitten thing at 72 in a 'Dynasty' reunion." I'll tap that. Er, tape that.

The only thing wrist-slittingly gloomy about May will happen sometime in the first week when I inch that much closer to the old-folks home. So get the popcorn and clear out the TiVo. I've got some awesome television to watch.


At 1:23 PM, April 27, 2006, Anonymous jake said...

hey! i get old in may too! except I'm cancelling all birthdays from here on out - i'm staying 28 for at least 2 more years. I think I just met another first year who's 21...

jesus tapdancing christ... 21!

At 5:04 PM, April 27, 2006, Blogger Heather said...

I'm cancelling all birthdays

I'll get on board with that. 21? I don't even understand. Is that a real age?


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