Friday, January 11, 2008

TV Things that may be of interest for those who love love...

Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be strippers.
They may end up on tv puking drunk and throwing themselves at
washed up rock stars with bad weaves

**My post at Reader's Gab is up. Not a new topic, to be sure, but it certainly seems that there are more and more books being marketed as romance which really only have romantic elements. Is it a marketing ploy ? Does it screw readers who don't know beforehand?

** Have all the English majors and Costume Drama lovers set their TiVos for The Complete Jane Austen? I'm all excited. It's been slim pickings on the telly for me lately. First up, Persuasion. I love the Ciaran Hinds/Amanda Root version, but I always am interested in a different take. Dude, it's nothing but Jane and cute actors in gorgeous costumes romping around the scenic English countryside until April! I may actually OD on it!

**As I said, the writer's strike has really killed TV for me. I find myself turning to Television Without Pity, because it's far more entertaining than most anything on TV. There I discovered the joy of Rock of Love weecaps. The woman who writes them also does America's Next Top Model, and she is hilarious. I think it helps to have watched it, but seeing the scintillating dialogue in black and white really underscores the absurdity of the proceedings. Was there Rock? Was there love? Doubtful, but there was lots of entertainment. Read them, it will make you feel better about your life. Parents, this is what will happen to your daughters if you don't instill any sense of self-worth apart from their looks. I'm not even joking.

**Okay, there's this upcoming show called Lipstick Jungle that I had no interest in, then I found out that Julian Sands and Andrew McCarthy in it. George from Room with a View! Blaine from Pretty in Pink! It's like it's 1986 all over again and I'm starting with the celebrity crushes. Okay, I'm still not that interested in the show, but I may have to watch this to see how they're looking.


Kellie said...

There has been nothing on tv to watch of late- which is why I've gotten so much reading done.

But I'll be watching Sunday nite!

"First up, Persuasion. I love the Ciaran Hinds/Amanda Root version"

Me too! Me too! But I too am looking forward to see if the "new" one is just as good!

Devon said...

Heh, I know. The lack of TV is good for the reading and blogging.