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There is nothing on TV these days, ugh. I get so bored with TV.

I like Kate Winslet too, Pinkie. Don't think it will get me to the theatre, though. I will watch the movie when it comes out, though. 

Allan wants to see the new Bladerunner. I'm not really interested, but Lisa's boyfriend is, so they will go and we will go shopping or out for lunch or something. 



No, absolutely nothing on TV. We have so many channels, and it is all crap. Each day I try to find something interesting, and almost each day I say to myself I will kick the TV out of my life. I have subscribed to Eleven Sports recently to watch the European games of my basketball team. But hey, that does not really satisfy my TV needs either.

Last night I watched The Departed with Matt, Leo and Jack. Must have seen that movie a dozen times by now.  The Monuments Men was on too. I liked that movie. John Goodman has a part in it.

I have a "group date" to go watch The Snowman. A colleague of mine is trying real hard to make us shudder and shiver in front of the big screen [eek][rolleyes][tongue]. In the Snowman detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman. The movie will be in theaters as of 15 November.

You seem to watch quite a number of movies, Pinkie.

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The reviews of Suburbicon that I read were not that great even though they had an all star cast. Only The Brave is probably the best movie in the theater right now. There's some new shows on broadcast television that might be interesting. There's a couple about special forces and SWAT teams but it is too early to tell if the plots will develop. The new Bladerunner is supposed to have a decent plot. I wonder if CGI is taking away from plot developments in movies. Some of the newer movies I watch I am disappointed in the lack of plot and depth. I thought about writing a show myself but apparently you also have to be able to produce to have a chance. Movie making is foreign to me but I have been reading scripts to see how they are written. Corn Brothers and Quentin Tarantino put a lot of detail in their work. I thought about a fun project loosely about bowling that starts out with a group of people watching The Big Lebowski and wondering why they never go bowling. They discover a little world of characters at the bowling alley. The idea was to tell a wide variety of stories that start, end up, or are told as a narrative story from the bowling alley. The genre would be mostly comedy but border on all kinds of other subject matter. For example bank robbers that are League bowlers and use their three person team and League time to plot robberies and then change it up in the next episode to something goofy like someone's experience tracking Sasquatch. Anyhow the thought was the episodes would be stand alone projects but would intersect through the bowling premise. Just another project I will have to put on hold until I teach myself more about the process. I like the thought of bowling because there's only a few movies that are about or revolve around bowling and bowling alleys could use the extra boost, a fun activity that could benefit from new interest.
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Hey that sounds like a cute heartwarming interesting premise for a telly show, Gardener, revolving around a bowling alley. I drove by the local bowling alley recently and thought I'll go hang there sometime and watch people having fun bowling, don't  know exactly what there is about it seems appealing exactly, but it does.
We finally got cablevision again, installed today after several years of no t.v. But now I wonder, were we getting smarter, my sister and I, reading all those books and she liked listening to the radio, too and will that intellectual advancement be watered down by watching t.v. sometimes. I saw I'm expected to pay extra for TCM to get it added, and I fussed and fumed over that one, I'm gonna call and see how much extra they will have the nerve to charge. If I get too aggravated by the cablevision I'll get it cut off.

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Hey that sounds like a cute heartwarming interesting premise for a telly show, Gardener, revolving around a bowling alley. I drove by the local bowling alley recently and thought I'll go hang there sometime and watch people having fun bowling, don't  know exactly what there is about it seems appealing exactly, but it does.
We finally got cablevision again, installed today after several years of no t.v. But now I wonder, were we getting smarter, my sister and I, reading all those books and she liked listening to the radio, too and will that intellectual advancement be watered down by watching t.v. sometimes. I saw I'm expected to pay extra for TCM to get it added, and I fussed and fumed over that one, I'm gonna call and see how much extra they will have the nerve to charge. If I get too aggravated by the cablevision I'll get it cut off.


There are more and more channels one has to pay extra for: movies, basketball (over here it is extra), "decent, good quality TV". I refuse to do that. Well, at the moment I pay for Eleven Sports, because I want to watch the European games of my basketball team, but I think it is a disgrace they make people pay extra for so many things. TV, internet, telephone.... it is supposed to become cheaper, and we have never paid more than now.


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I just have free broadcast television if nothing is on I figure I need to be outside. I stop by a friend's from time to time they have all kinds of channels and DVR shows so every few weeks I get to watch something. I do get movies from the bargain bin or watch them with friends from time to time. Jeff seems pretty cool but for the most part I don't spend too much time thinking about what actors or professional athletes do with their spare time. Actors or actresses probably have trouble living a normal life but I suppose that is part of the game.
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