Sunday, July 31, 2005

That's Entertainment

And now a little post about tonight's episode of Six Feet Under. If you don't want any spoilers about this episode, stop reading now.

My initial reaction was "Yes!" I was so hoping that Nate was going to die. I know he's one of the main characters, but this show is about death, people. It would have been complete chickenshit for them not to kill him off at this point in the series and also because they already did the near death experience at the beginning of season 3. I was hoping that this show would have the guts to do this, and they didn't let me down. And I really thought it was great the way they did the big fakeout for most of the show and made you think he was going to be OK. On network TV he would have been, but this is HBO dammit! This show was kind of starting to get a little stale for me, but these last two episodes have pulled it out of the ditch. All that and stoner David!

Oh, and sidenote: I'm really psyched for "Rome".


Saturday, July 30, 2005

Hell Gets a Couple of Degrees Cooler

Wow, this is something I never thought I would do. I always thought that blogs were very self-indulgent, the last refuge of the attention-starved. So I had to ask myself "Why do you want to do this?" I think there are a few reasons. I am feeling the need to be a part of some kind of community, to know that just maybe there are other people out there somewhere that can relate to what I will be saying. Of course, for that to happen someone would have to actually read this thing, which brings me to my next reason. I am wondering if maybe this can somehow be therapeutic. I think sometimes that thoughts can be like a toxin in your body, if you don't get rid of them they can make you sick (sounds very New Age-y I know). Maybe this can be my way to cleanse myself. Even if nobody reads this, those thoughts will be out there, and maybe that will be good enough. And I guess the last reason is that I'm just curious to see how this goes. I have been reading a couple of personal blogs lately of people that I don't know and have never met, and it's really amazing to me how much they have gotten under my skin. I find myself looking at them every day to see what happens next, even though most of the postings are about everyday mundane things. Now I want to see what it's like from the other side.