A new show

Nov. 16th, 2011 11:45 pm
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In keeping up with my shows I have been seeing ads on Hulu for "The Booth at the End", so I decided to check it out. Let me tell you this show proves you can do SF/F themes without a special effects budget. This show is about as low budget as you can get, most of the time it is just two people sitting and talking in a booth at a diner.

Yet it is totally compelling. The situations created are unrealistic, but they are handled in such a mundane way that it makes them seem plausible.

The basic premise is that there is a guy who sits in the booth of a diner; people come to him because they want something. Something they don’t think they can achieve on their own. He then consults his notebook, and offers them a deal. He gives them a task, if they perform this task what they want will just happen. They then come back periodically to tell him what progress they are making on their task and he makes notes in the notebook.

Sometimes different people who have deals will encounter each other. Sometimes they have related goals or tasks. Sometimes they have opposing goals or tasks. It is a bit dark, and there are some serious consequences for some of the characters.

So far there are five episodes, and according to the internet they plan on making more. I look forward to it.
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The Droid phone has been trying to make a place for itself in the marketplace by putting it's ads directly in the uncanny valley. Implying their phones are so powerful that if we are not careful they will take over the human race. In case that wasn't creepy enough, the Droid ads keep coming up as I watch Battlestar Galactica on Hulu.
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Today I watched Season 1 of Battlestar Galactica for the first time.

I'll admit that I'm impressed. While I'll admit that there are some "lame characters", and a couple of obvious tropes in season 1, there were no lame episodes.

Do not mention any spoilers please.

Scarey

Mar. 15th, 2010 10:12 pm
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I watched Hoarding: Buried Alive on The Learning Channel last night and it was disturbing.

I don’t judge the people on the show. My thoughts were more, “There, but for the grace of God, go I.” I have suffered some of those symptoms in the past, and admit that it could happen to me in the future, if I don’t remain aware.

Beyond that the show bothered me because of how much it reminded me of my ex-wife. There is no doubt in my mind that she suffers from that disability. It is yet another way that I could not save her from herself.

Did anyone else watch it and recognize parts of themselves, or others in their life?

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