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Oooh. Glenn Close as MILF and lesbian heat between her and the junior associate.  Pant! Pant!

(on FX tonight).  I saw the pilot.  Excellent.

I tried to watch The 4400 but I'm a simpleton and if they don't show me white men to hate right at the start I lose interest.
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July 31st, 2007 8:15pm
>> The 4400 but I'm a simpleton and if they don't show me white men to hate right at the start I lose interest. <<

What about the Haitian in Heros?

Black -- good.  Evil mind-wiper -- hey, he's black!
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July 31st, 2007 8:20pm
I'm just kidding about the white men to hate part.  I do need a palpable enemy, however.

In order, best enemy stereotypes:

1.  Rich man. Any rich man.
2.  Insurance company
3.  evil government leader
4.  cult leader
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July 31st, 2007 8:21pm
hmmm. Maybe white men do count as a minority.  They always play the evil role (with a few exceptions, noted, xampl ;)
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July 31st, 2007 8:22pm
I agree with your list, but I'd probably swap Rich Man & Insurance Co.

I've met a few rich people (including one billionaire), and every one of them have been really nice folk (if a little standoff-ish). 

Insurance companies, OTOH, are filled with the worst sort of peckerwoods -- bureaucrats.  The sort of passive-agressive people who take their inner repressed feelings out on their helpless customers.

"Oh, your daughter needs a kidney?  Here, fill out this 3" stack of papers, and then we'll deny coverage"
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July 31st, 2007 8:33pm
>I've met a few rich people (including one billionaire), and
>every one of them have been really nice folk (if a little
>standoff-ish).

IME, they tend to have either made their wealth, in which case they're usually down to earth and nice guys. Or they inherited it, in which case they're mildly insane, vindictive and very nasty.

Or they're billionaires, and completely insane, but nobody expects them to be normal.
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July 31st, 2007 8:36pm
> I'm a simpleton and if they don't show me white men to hate

That was more last season. They are there. Keep watching!
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July 31st, 2007 9:56pm
OMG.  The scene where Frobischer visits the key witness at her restaurant.  After he calls off her contract murder.  That scene FREAKED ME OUT.

That is the scene, repeated OVER AND OVER, maybe once every two, three, four years...where someone just like him FUCKS UP MY LIFE and smiles at me, while asking me if I want a slice of pizza or hey wanna grab some sushi.

That's the Philo's of the world, who can't stand it when people don't like them, so they pretend to ingratiate themselves, get you to trust them again and again, even though you didn't for good reason, not bullshit reasons.  Then somehow they FUCK YOU IN THE ASS, because they are still smarting from the first time you told them to fuck off because they blew your trust.  They lie in wait.

That intangible feeling I got watching that scene was just damn creepy.

Good acting, Ted Danson.  Damn good acting.

...

That real life scene is the only time I truly wish I believed in a higher being, because that is the time my hatred gets the best of me.

People like that use their kids, their wives, their drugs, alcohol, whatever, to justify their utter lack of conscience.
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August 1st, 2007 12:04am
...while they applaud themselves for say, backing out of murdering someone at the last minute.
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August 1st, 2007 12:13am
We recorded it, and as I seem to have all my clients in a happy place, I might get to watch it soon.  I'm looking forward to that.  Glenn Close is definitely a prime attraction of that show, and Tedd Danson isn't known for sucking in TV roles.
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August 1st, 2007 10:19am

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