RIP Philo

24 excites insane old men

interesting read.  tis funny, I stopped watching it after the first couple of episodes because I didn't like the 'flavour'.  dunno what it was. 

but christ if there is anything more pathetic than scared old men talking about a tv show to get their picture of reality across I dont know what it is.

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March 13th, 2007 7:29pm
I have a theory about "24". It's actually a Star Trek franchise show. It is a prequel to TOS set in the current day.

The current administration in the show is so crazily evil that they are probably from the mirror universe. In 80 or 100 years, the US and the UN will be replaced by the Empire, government officials will knife each other and have each other killed to gain political advantage, and anyone of importance will have cool scars on their face and will wear a barbarian gold sash around their jackets.

I expect the next season of 24 to introduce a Nazi like "sieg heil" salute a la "Mirror, Mirror" just to move things along. 

And Jack Bauer is probably the great-great grandfather of evil Kirk.
Permalink Zippy 
March 13th, 2007 9:14pm
just saw the last epi. sorry it's a good show. it's got this bizarre framework set-up for itself (um, no one can really laugh because it really wouldn't ever be appropriate in a crisis), but it still finds ways around these limits to be fairly engaging and even cathartic (this week's foreshadowing was classically well done by Jean Smart and the camera angles of, well, I won't spoil the fun).

I'm mean, it's not less of a soap opera than Grey's Anatomy or something, but for testosterone-jocks, and it's still a campy delight.
Permalink Send private email strawberry snowflake 
March 14th, 2007 12:33am
"sorry it's a good show. "

aww, hell.  dont be sorry dude.  you are in the majority.*

* like most stupid people.
Permalink Send private email worldsSmallestViolin 
March 14th, 2007 12:50am

Majority? You mean those who like pulp? Like Meghan O'Rourke on who is also that magazine's 'High Brow' editor (she's in 'majority' of those who read and write about poetry and shit):

Honestly, labeling everything a person doesn't like as 'majority' is frigging HS wankerism.

Comment from above: "The portrayals are so hammy, it's hard to tell if it's being done by a bad actor, or by a good actor who is telegraphing that the character is acting *in character* in order to project deceitfulness' Heh, that's funny.
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