Also, as the year is winding down and "Oscar" movies are slowly being released before Dec. 31st, I'm constantly fine-tuning my own top ten list (something i'm convincedonly serious film lovers do---i've come to realize/learn that it's not uncommon for you to say, "oh that's in my top ten!" about a current movie and have it be generally understood as an impressive, informative remark). Obviously, "Finding Neverland," "Kill Bill: Volume 2" and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" are all part of my wonderful 10 best list (a list in progress), but I'm still holding out on a few more films...waiting to see if they sneak in under the radar and capture my enjoyment/delight. I'm obsessed, I realize this. But at least I'm not in denial.
The Show "Mr Ed" is on right now and I have to say that I really really really dislike this show. I realize it's an old show and so, it probably played better back then...but I'm not anti-B&W television shows nor am I anti-50s-era sit-com premises (heck, my favorite show of all time is "I Love Lucy") but this show really bothers me. Whenever I catch a minute of it, I find myself growing madly angry as I think "I will not laugh here even if it is so stupid and bad and horrible it's funny." I realize this is an unusual response to have to such a seemingly harmless show, but I suppose my thoughts are what they are. I just don't like the fact of a grown man constantly running to a horse for advice, and big friendly ear to hear his thoughts/complaints in life. It's a SIT-COM! I know, I know...but STILL, it's annoying and ridiculous and if I ever were to meet any of the people laughing on the show's laugh track in real life, I'd probably do something I would really regret.