Friday, May 26, 2006

Monty Python ‘The Instant Monty Python Python CD Collection’ Box Set

Ahhhhh… The sigh of freedom feels good. I have finally finished my little shredding project. I nickeled and dimed that joker every day and I’m finally through. The grocery bag filled with cancelled checks, credit card offers, receipts, and bill statements have been residing on my back for a couple of years now. The shackles have been broken and now I can run free and barefoot adoring the landscape with new eyes.

Of course I’m exaggerating because I would never venture out of the house with bare feet.

Ever since I was a kid, I never enjoyed going bare foot. I don’t like the way the grass feels. I don’t even like the way concrete feels on the soles of my feet. I will never wear feminine shoes like sandals or flip-flops. Hell, I can’t stand that little post on flip-flops that goes between your big toe and it’s neighbor. It feels unnatural.

And besides… Men’s feet should never seen in public. Guys don’t take care of their feet like the ladies do. Just yesterday, Marcia Gan and I were admiring her fresh pedicure. Her feet looked good, but do you think that I would be able to sit down and let adorable Asian women touch and work on my feet?

Maybe… But I don’t see it happening anytime in the near future.

I have finished season 7 of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. And since that was the last season of it, I’m done with Buffy. They were some unexpected deaths that I won’t tell you about and the show ended beautifully.

At first, I wasn’t sure that I was going to like Buffy. When I started it, I liked it, but it wasn’t grabbing me. I was told that season 1 starts off a little sluggish. I soldiered onward and by season 3 I was forever hooked.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer has to be one of the greatest shows ever to be shown on television. It was critically acclaimed, but it never won any Emmy’s. And to top that off… The show was never nominated for an Emmy.

Buffy has lots to offer… Fantasy, horror, science fiction, action, and romance are all represented. And the cast really gets to strut their stuff during the 7 seasons. The actors give depth and life to their characters. You get to know them and love them. And when one of them dies on the show, you’re at a loss too.

And Buffy kind of went against the grain when it comes to super heroes… She’s a strong role model for young women everywhere. But keep in mind that once Buffy leaves high school, the subjects turn a little more adult. Buffy experiences love, loss, sex, and drunkenness, as she gets older. Not exactly stuff for 8 year olds so you’ve been warned.

When Buffy got to those stages, I stopped showing them to my 5 year old nephew Preston. The first couple of seasons were all right, but after that I had to totally put the kibosh on it. It was getting a little too adult for him. Some of the romantic scenes with Spike were a little hot and heavy. They were having sex in his crypt. And they were having sex in public places like the Bronze (a nightclub on the show). It was getting too much for him in my opinion.

Now for some reason, I want to start watching them all over again. The show has all the things that I mentioned earlier plus the clever writing puts it over the top. I say with no shame that Buffy The Vampire Slayer is now one of my all-time favorite TV shows.

I have seasons 1 through 3 on DVD and now I’m looking to secure the other 4 seasons.

Please don’t dismiss Buffy as some kind of geek show because it’s more than that. Give it a try by either renting them or watching Buffy weekday mornings on FX (DVR folk can utilize that technology very easily).

I suggest renting them in order because there will be lots of mentions and in-jokes pertaining to previous episodes. If you jump in somewhere in the middle, you won’t have any idea what those mentions are about. Characters keep popping up from time to time and it can be a little important to understand the back-story. I think right now, FX is currently running season 4.

I don’t want you to get the feeling that it’s a complicated show because it’s not. I just feel that it’s important to start from the beginning in order to fully get an appreciation.

Here’s an odd thing… I have never seen the Buffy film that preceded the television show. I must rectify that by putting it on my Netflix queue.

Okay… That’s enough from me. I’m again off my soapbox for now.

Oh… And one more thing… Buffy The Vampire Slayer!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous12:16 AM

    Did you ever realize that Buffy is the only female prototype in media that portrays the "chosen one", the person out to save the earth from evil....I sure miss ISIS, but she didn't even come close....