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Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 01:35 pm

Last night's episode of House dealt primarily with Open Marriage. I actually didn't completely hate it, although my rage at both characters and writers was frequent and intense.

Spoilers at the end, certainly )
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Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 01:38 pm

[Yes, I watch a lot of television these days.]

This is old at this point, and I've seen it before, but I threw it on to occupy my attention while I was eating breakfast, and hit this quote again.

"Who would you rather see in wet clothes: girls or fat boys?"

Fuck you. On many, many levels, I find this appalling. To name just a few:

  • They're not pulling off their shirts and jumping into the pool to give you a good show, they're doing so because they'll find it fun to do so.

  • By saying this, you're supporting the idea that women should do things like this in order to give other people a show. That is, you're encouraging the cultural objectification of female bodies.

  • By saying this, you support the idea that male bodies are something to be ashamed of, never to be displayed in public.

  • By saying this, you support the idea that fat bodies are something to be ashamed of, never to be displayed in public.

I'm sure other people have already discussed this to death, as it was months ago, but it bugged me today and I wanted to take a minute to rant. Not that this is the only incredibly inappropriate moment even in that one episode ["Purty" comes to mind. Seriously? You can't be bothered to learn her name?]

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Thursday, November 5th, 2009 11:31 am

[Again, I started to write a comment to somebody else and decided it was better as its own journal entry.]

So I watched the V premiere the other night, and . . . it had some mild ups and some pretty severe downs. I don't know if this one's going to be a keeper, though I might watch a few more episodes. Some random thoughts:

Maybe spoily? )

If you didn't watch it, I probably wouldn't bother unless you're looking for something to do. It might get better, and I'll probably give it a bit longer to see [and, knowing myself, get sucked into even the lousy story and keep with it to see where it goes], but after one episode I can't say I really recommend it. As serious SF, it's not quite getting it. As fluff, the density of fun/great moments just isn't high enough, at least not yet; there's better ridiculous crack out there [Eastwick]. Meh.

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Thursday, December 4th, 2008 07:56 pm

So I have the television on, mostly because I'm kind of killing time because I'm in pain and don't really feel like doing anything productive tonight. I'm kind of only half paying attention to it, as people are talking to me on IM (I'm perhaps typing a little more than is ideal).

In any case, I glance up and see an egg getting cracked into a frying pan. I immediately expect to hear an anti-drug message. Instead? Ad for Denny's.

Anybody else out there immediate thing brain on drugs when they see an egg cracked into a frying pan on television?

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