Friday, October 23, 2009

Cheesy Remake Squee and Other Random Stuff

I just saw a picture of the four main characters in the upcoming film remake of The A-Team, and my heart clenched its fists and bounced up and down while making a high-pitched noise. Just like it did when V, a remake of an old TV series, was announced (and which is premiering in a couple of weeks).

Despite the failures of Knight Rider and The Bionic Woman, I'm excited about these remakes. Lots of people roll their eyes and wonder why remake such cheesy fare? I just shake my head, incredulous.

Maybe because of my age, maybe because of my geekiness, I never considered either V or The A-Team cheesy. If I watched them now? Oh, God, I have no doubt. But they weren't made now, and the remakes aren't being remade to 80s standards. They're based on today's culture, perspective, and production quality. So they might suck, but even non-remakes might suck. It's not a guarantee.

In a similar vein, I've been seeing a lot of talk again about a season 6 of Supernatural. It came up because The CW has been giving full-season pickups to new shows, and some fans have uproared without realizing SPN had a full season deal since last spring.

I'm one of the ones in favor of a season 6. Fans of The X-Files and Smallville say no way, they'll ruin it just like they ruined those two shows. But I don't get it. SV was never as good as SPN, and it started to suck in, like, season 3. I stopped watching completely when Lex had that blood cycling thing in the season premiere and it was never mentioned again. The writing on that show has been inconsistent and ridiculous for years. As for X, I can't comment much, because I couldn't watch past episode 4. I'm the Queen of Disbelief Suspension, but there was just too much I couldn't get over.

Anyway, my point is--I think--that we've been very lucky with the writing staff of SPN and have no reason to think we won't continue to be lucky. And just stop saying there'd better not be a season 6. If we get one and you don't want it, don't watch. Then both sides are happy. :)

On a completely UNrelated topic...

Number One had a massive wart on the inside of her right thumb. It got treated two weeks ago, with liquid nitrogen, and it was so big it got a bit overtreated. Most of her thumb blistered up. So on Monday, she tells me this awesome story about how the dead blister skin had gotten snagged with a cat claw, which left it hanging a bit, which was bugging her, so she started picking at it and ended up peeling all the blister skin and the big, black wart completely off her thumb.

Then she looked up and saw the grossed-out expressions on all her classmates. I love it! I was going to post a pic of it, but it's all shriveled and stuff, so it would be anticlimactic.

I had a dream this morning that I went back to work at my old job. The building was the same as the real one, except massive. The "library" had been turned into a bathroom with two toilets and a sink that were so connected that when one toilet started to overflow and I plunged it, the water that drained from it filled the other toilet or the sink, until I finally got out what had been plugging it. Nothing gross, it was a picture in a small gold frame that had fallen off the shelf above. At first I thought it was Ruth and Fran, an older couple from my childhood, but then I saw it was me and my mother, and when I took it apart to dry the photos, my college senior picture was under it. The house also had two or three massive rooms now filled with my coworker Amy's grandmother's furniture. It was lovely, and her kids were hanging out, one of them playing pool on the antique pool table. Cool grandmother.

That's the weird part. The strange part was that I'd worked a full day, despite planning to leave early for a haircut, but there was more work to be done. I realized I'd neglected to check the voice mail that morning, but the code for accessing it had been changed, and every time I tried to call it I either ended up reaching someone else, or answering a call that hadn't even rung yet. I couldn't figure out how to do anything, but the person I was filling in for had come in to catch up on filing and took the last call, at which point my subconscious said "this is unproductive," tossed up my dream-hands, and woke me up.

Back to TV:

...Anyone chewing over the President/Vice President thing from last night's FlashForward? The VP said she was President in her FF, and at the end of the ep, she'd been appointed VP to replace the one who died during the blackout. The natural thing that follows is that the President will die before April 29. But he had a FF, so the only other possibility is that he steps down for some reason. But that aide who was at his press conference opened his bedroom door in the FF, and didn't he call him Mr. President? So is that more evidence that the Evil Congresswoman is right, and not everyone's FFs will come true?

...Glee delights me. The music and dancing make me happy, and while some of the storylines are starting to bug, the dialogue is awesome, and the tension between Shupe and Emma is delicious.

...Modern Family is also delighting me. It's very funny, both over-the-top and understated at the same time.

...Fox and MLB infuriate me. No Bones or Fringe or Dollhouse, and I'm almost caught up on everything, which means nothing to watch this weekend. :(

Considering I have to get up before 6 for a soccer game tomorrow, that's probably a good thing.


MJFredrick said...

Dollhouse was on. No Paul, though :( It was a good one, Sierra's story. Someone told me no Dollhouse episodes in November, though, and they're thinking of canceling it--just when it's getting good!

I thought the senator might be lying about her flash forward. The ending was awesome--watched it twice. Cannot WAIT until next week to see what happens to my favorite character whose name I don't know :)

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

You're right, Dollhouse did record, isn't scheduled for next week and I thought that was for baseball, but that ends Thursday. Still hate baseball preemption. :(

The senator might definitely be lying, she's the type.

LOL about favorite character. Which one is it? I don't know a lot of the names yet, which is weird to me.

MJFredrick said...

I thought Dollhouse was scheduled next week, too. Will double check--they do change it. Need me some Tahmoh!

I like the female FBI agent who runs Mosaic. She's cool--kicked some ass in high heels!

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

My DVR says it's House. :(

Yeah, Janice! I had to ask Number One, because I keep forgetting. I love her, too, and she'd better be okay!!!!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Well, at our house, we have to watch baseball. I did miss Bones, but I'd rather the networks didn't run so many replays during December when I actually don't have so many sporting events to attend for my children.

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

Well, if you like baseball, that's different. I wouldn't care so much if it was football that I was interested in watching. :)

I'm with you on the December thing. Of course, I'd prefer if there were NEVER repeats of ANYTHING, that they just ran the shows continuously. LOL

Cindy Procter-King said...

Hi Natalie,

I have blown up my website. Sigh. Hopefully I'll be back on-line soon.

I'm watching Glee, but it's not on this week. I'm also watching Cougar Town. And the new season of SYTYCD. And Grey's Anatomy. And a buncha stuff on Sunday night. But mostly I'm waiting for my website to come back on-line. You're lucky I remembered your URL so I could come visit your blog!

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

Well, that sucks, Cindy! I hope it comes back whole! :(

NO GLEE?! How could I overlook that? Or forget it, or whatever? I was so looking forward to getting ready for bed, watching it, and going to sleep early. *sigh*

Stoopid baseball.