Monday, October 6, 2008

Vampire Shows: A Bloodly Good Time?

As a general rule, I like vampire themed series. Forever Knight was excellent, and of course BTVS was simply one of the top 5 shows in the history of popular entertainment.

That said, a bad vampire show is the worst, which brings us to... Moonlight. Oh, it had a couple of things I thought were cool, such as the idea that a stake through the heart wouldn't kill a vamp, but only paralyzes them (Until, for instance, they can be decapitated, which does kill `em). I also liked the actors themselves for the most part. That said, Moonlight jumped the shark from the start by breaking the cardinal, definitive, vampire show/flick "rule that must not be broken", namely vamps
running around in bright daylight.

No, no, no, no no. Vampires are called "creatures of the night" for a reason people.

You can play around with some of the other rules if you want. Break/bend some of the other rules, like, vamps can fly, or no they can't. Or, Vamps can't enter a dwelling without an invitation, or, whatever. None of the other rules bother me much when "broken" (Although I'm not too fond of the silver/silver oxidant killing substance. See: Blade) but the daylight walking thing for all vamps most of the time... forget it. You lost me from that point. I'm out. Unless one uncovers the Gem of Omara, it's just a weak-ass plot concept that's beyond lame and it should be noted that every series that tries to pull that stunt dies a well-deserved quick ratings death.

Sadly, another, far, far, superior show, BLOOD TIES, (Who knew Lifetime had it in them?) has gone to canceled series heaven well before it's time. It actually got decent ratings, but some sort of other nonsense wiped it out.

True Blood? I'll review it soon. Need to see more to make a real judgment, but the first episode was weak.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Knight Rider: Bad Show Gets Worse With Lousy DiD Scene

First, a couple of fairly indisputable facts:

  1. Night Rider is bad show. Really, really bad.*
  2. Deanna Russo is kind of a babe.
*If you happen to be one of the few who like this wreck, you're welcome to your opinion, but I don't want to debate the issue as I don't care and it's irrelevant to the point of my post, so please no "I really like the show" posts.

So late Wednesday night I'm FF through that night's KR, (`cause I always try to follow the Underdog Riff Raff rule "Just... in... case..." ) and there's our babe... in bondage!

Uh, well... sort of. I mean technically she's bound and gagged, but I was, to put it mildly, less than enamored. Hands bound in front. She looks asleep. And that gag. Have I mentioned how much I hate loosie tape gags? This one's not just a loosie, it would be up for an all-time Loosie award! Think I'm kidding? Watch when Mike (Our intrepid hero) "rips" the tape off. He could have just held her head down a bit and gravity would have pulled that tape gag off. Yes, it was that loose.

If this crappy show can't do better than this, please just die. Die now and save me the DVR space and time.

Up and Running!

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