ARGH, I know the bitch with vision problems all too well. It's a good thing my eyes look so damn nice, because using them *to* look is friggin' useless without my contacts.
I also find it amazing that the best episode of the show seemed to result in the best tangents that weren't about the show. This is a weird little world we live in, but it's all good fun!
I was a big fan of the Return of the Jedi tangent in this episode. I've been thinking a lot about that movie recently. My major gripe with it is that we're expected to believe that the forest where the Death Star shield generator is located is Endor in autumn. I saw a palm tree in the background, it was blatantly filmed in California. What do they take us for! Fuck that movie.
Also I was offended by Brad's comparison of "reality TV" to "cancer". I have cancer and it's far less painful to endure.
When people make analogies to cancer it isn't to make fun of sufferers of cancer.
When people say that cancer is less painful to endure than reality TV they're not always being serious.
Oh - seems I misread that; sorry.
No worries man. With some of the crazy comments we see here it can sometimes be hard to tell whether people are being facetious or just total crackpots.
In this instance it probably didn't help that I'm both prone to facetiousness and a total crackpot.
It kind of reminds me of cancer in how it's spreading everywhere. Seems like there is a reality television show now on every single channel. It gets onto a channel and just takes over and pushes out all the other kinds of shows :/, and thus the original identity of the channel dies.
Unregulated Cell growth and Metastasis.
Like GQ, used to have a lot more gaming than it does now; now they play Wrestling and COPS....*sigh*.
The only thing I don't really get is why Santanico and Carlos want the money Seth stole (bonds, whatever.) Unless Hans Kruger and Bruce Willis show up, it hasn't seemed like the money has been a priority to anyone but Seth for a while.
Absolutely agree with you guys on reality TV. The mentality behind that is absolutely toxic, and I've heard it's getting hard for ACTUAL shows to compete because networks expect them to get the same ratings, but without the shock or schadenfreude value. I couldn't give less of a shit about the Kardashians or Honey Boo Boo, but give me another Battlestar Galactica and I'll sit down and watch it.
I think good television shows need a new medium.
Maybe direct to download episodic shows?
Or streaming on internet only?
I think that's where they make most of their money anyhow - from DVD & internet sales.
They need a way to skip the television and just go straight to the people who want to watch them.
I'm surprised you guys didn't mention the "Bill And Ted's Bogus Journey" reference, where Bill Sadler says "Sooner or later you dance with the reaper"
Surprised at how lenient you guys were on this episode. To me it was nothing but hackneyed writing written by nothing but hacks themselves, trying to sound all cool and hip with their dialogue, but instead coming across only as forced and contrived.
Haven't seen it yet.
so-one of the writers of FROM DUSK TILL DAWN popped up last nite on my twitter feed and... https://storify.com/misterx313/so-this-happened-last-night
thanks buddy...i was just glad he didn't bring out the gimp on me