Mike Leigh should just start walking up to strangers and going, "OK, stop, come out of character." I know I'd benefit from it
@jolie I was leaning toward the Vollmann marriage until I got to the part about how mascara is hard.
Oh man, just when my lonelygirl15 wounds had finally scarred over
@hopelessshade (hey I grew up there too! Remember the Palms Theatre? OK, thanks for going down this trip through memory lane with me)
I discover no kinship, no understanding, no mercy. I see only the overwhelming indifference of hula hoops.
My introduction to him was a summer when my "job" was transferring recordings of him from my Dad's reel-to-reel to cassette by holding my Panasonic tape recorder next to the speaker. It is sort of weird to hear this song without a vacuum cleaner in the background.
Imagine the size of the EAR we could grow on the back of that thing
Love the new newsletter format
It was beautiful to look at, but the pacing was super glacial and unless I'm misremembering the two main plots never met except in dream sequences (maybe I didn't make it through season 2, though).
Also, Michael J. Anderson was kind of terrible. Unless the script actually read like:
SAMSON: (spitting) Temporary setback!
SAMSON: (spitting) Thing's are hucky-ducky!
SAMSON: (spitting) I have to talk to Management!
...then he needed to maybe mix it up a little.
There was one episode that was kind of a one-off, self-contained episode (at a time when the show had not earned the right to air a one-off, self-contained episode) called "Babylon" that was really great (I think Meat Loaf's daughter had a key role). I don't remember it advancing the plot at all, but it was so good that if each episode had been like that then I would have stuck with it.
Look, what I'm saying is I'm kind of irritated that you brought this up
I didn't make it to the end. Does lonelygirl15 make it out ok?