I tape Law and Order every Monday (all varieties) so I can watch them at my leisure throughout the week. It’s easy to watch and fairly entertaining plus I enjoy procedural dramas. Interspersed between my show are advertisements for Crusoe. In fact, in any advertisement block, I would see at least two ads promoting Crusoe. And the more I see them, the more I wonder what kind of show this is.
In the first place, I have no idea why the island is overrun with visitors. Surely if everyone is jaunting off to the island for a little R&R and some treasure hunting, someone can get Mr Crusoe off it? I suppose, perhaps, they all hate him or have no space for him on their cramp little ships.
Secondly, it seems that Mr Crusoe has a way with his hands, what with all the fancy gadgets he builds. Again, why is he not building a ship? Why spend his time building ziplines? Ok ok. I know that you need more than a ship to get off an island – a compass maybe – but I don’t see him trying very hard to get off the island.
Thirdly, why do all the pirates look like Captain Jack Sparrow?
And last of all, how come his man-pal, Friday can speak so many languages?
Of course, all this is based on my limited experience with the show. I’ve not seen an episode at all. I could be completely wrong and there are perfectly good reasons for everything that happens (or does not happen) on the show.
In other news, it seems that one of the screenwriters of Watchmen has written an open letter imploring people to watch the film again.
All this time, you’ve been waiting for a director who was going to hit you in the face with this story. To just crack you in the jaw, and then bend you over the pool table with this story. With its utterly raw view of the darkest sides of human nature, expressed through its masks of action and beauty and twisted good intentions. Like a fry-basket full of hot grease in the face. Like the Comedian on the Grassy Knoll. I know, I know…
You say you don’t like it. You say you’ve got issues. I get it.
And yet… You’ll be thinking about this film, down the road. It’ll nag at you. How it was rough and beautiful. How it went where it wanted to go, and you just hung on. How it was thoughtful and hateful and bleak and hilarious. And for Jackie Earle Haley.
Trust me. You’ll come back, eventually. Just like Sally.
Apparently, I really want to be tortured, violated and so on. And I would come back for more. I don’t know how to point out how disturbing this is. Does he think that Sally really wanted to be raped deep down inside? And that is why she returned for more?
Well, I hate dark shows and dark heroes. I also hate, hate, hate Rorschach. It’s not cool to be twisted or to be violent no matter what the reason. Dark, disturbed people should not be heroes. They aren’t doing good because it is the right thing to do. They are doing it because they think it would cleanse their past. And when did darkness become such a great thing anyway?
I don’t like how all these “darkness” is all the rage nowadays. In all honesty, the open letter is just another reason I would not watch Watchmen again.
To end this long post on a positive note, I adore my new PSP! I can watch movies on it and yesterday, it made my journey home from Orchard such a pleasant experience. So yay to my PSP! And I will conquer FFT eventually. Doesn’t matter that I didn’t manage it years ago on the PS. I’ll do it on my PSP!