2003.09.21

Into the fryer

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Note to self: dangers of upgraded TiVo include possibility of unbounded viewing of Food Network programming, v. dangerous. Case in point: tonight’s lineup of French Fry-themed specials, resulting in nearly unbearable cravings for salty fried goods, even the greasy, fast-food variety… As far as quality, though, will definitely have to mark down Pommes Frites in New York City, as well as Earth & Ocean right here in Seattle, for future (hopefully sooner than later!) visitation.


More television: BBC America has enabled me to begin watching Coupling, which is completely fabulous in a very English fashion, unlikely to translate well to the soon-to-premiere American remake. Tell me, is British English so much a foreign language that we need to redo everything so that US audiences can digest it? Has any British drama or comedy series been recreated in superior fashion on this side of the pond?

Hmm? Well, yes, of course I’ll be TiVoing the remake. I am a glutton for punishment, after all; I mean, I watched the 1998 version of Psycho, for crying out loud! May even watch that abomination again to approach with fresher (i.e. post-Aragorn) eyes. Ahem.

Still, even I have limits. You’d have to pay me a pretty penny to force me into the theater to catch Richard Gere and J.Lo in Shall We Dance?.


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