July 11th, 2009



So hey, in the tradition of always being a few years late on cable series, I started watching Carnivale today. I'd had it on netflix for a long time, and the first disk itself has been sitting in the house for at least a month. It had the first two episodes on it, and after watching it, I can say I'm hooked. I decided it wasn't worth it to have to wait on disks for the rest of the series. I could tell right off the bat that this was somthing I'd absolutely love.

So, since I had to get some grocery shopping done today, I hit up Hastings and bought the whole first series for like 26 bucks.

I can also tell right off the bat that a few of you guys would really love this, and a bunch of you would probably hate it. (Zoi, you will love this... I think. Mom, you will think it is weird. Tania, you will hate it, unless you decide you like it just to spite me)

Soooo.. I'm going to have a marathon and try to finish this first season tonight. If I decide I like it enough, I'll go out tomorrow and pick up the second season or somthing.

Dexter is on Showtime, but it's another one of those cable series I ended up really loving. I actually got hooked on Dexter halfway through the first season, though. (Watched it from ep. 1 on Daily Motion, where I ended up watching french subs of the first season of Heroes because they uploaded fast XD. This was before NBC started putting eps up on thier site)

We tried Deadwood, but neither of us really liked it that much. I don't like Westerns, or gratuitous swearing that does nothing for the dialogue or plot. He just didn't like it that much. I guess there's only so much of the word "cunt" and "cocksucker" you can stand when it's getting in the way of the plot.

It was damned good to see Jeffery Jones in somthing again, though. He's incredibly talented, and the whole child porn drama made me really sad. It seriously ruined his career. I don't know the whole story, but he supposedly took photos of a bunch of different people for some sort of artsy thing, and one was underage. Someone got offended, called them porn, and then there were all sorts of accusations thrown around. From what IMDB tells me, the charges were later dropped, but the damage was done. I don't think the general public will ever really know the whole truth behind it all, but it just makes me sad, whatever the truth may be.

He was so awesome in Amadeus and Beetle Juice.. oh! and Ed Wood :X (Most people just know him as the princible in Ferris Bueller's Day Off) He's just a fantastic actor overall, but I couldn't sit through Deadwood just watch him work.

Haven't watched Six Feet Under or Rome yet.. but I hear people geek about Rome all the time. If it's too SRS BSNS, though, I don't think I'll be able to sit through the political drama/intrigue. Have I mentioned that I hate mech anime series enough yet? :P