Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Jerry Lee Lewis 'Last Man Standing'

I finished off Freaks And Geeks: The Complete Series on DVD. I wasn’t impressed at first, but by the 3 disc… I was waiting for the next one like a man on a deserted island waiting for an Omaha Steak to wash ashore.

I hated that the show had to end. It ended without making me wonder about the character’s outcomes… I just figured that everyone made it out alive.

The guidance counselor turns the main character, Lindsey Weir, onto the Grateful Dead’s ‘American Beauty’ LP and she ditches her intellectual pursuits to twirl after the Dead on the road. Kim joins her along the way proving that she will always be her friend no matter what lies ahead in life.

Nick Andopolis leaves his Rush and drums behind to pursue dancing and the dying musical form known as disco. Meanwhile, everyone else remains the same and yet they stretch out. Daniel bonds with the geeks by playing Dungeons and Dragons with them. And Ken learns to accept the fact that his girlfriend was born a hermaphrodite.

Beautiful stuff, really.

The show ends okay enough despite the unanswered questions. I can totally live with that. And I highly recommend Freaks And Geeks even though I wasn’t sure at the beginning. I gave the series 5 out of 5 stars.

Last night I started season one of Gilmore Girls. I wasn’t sure about that one, but I have several Netflix friends who loved the show. So since I respect their opinions, I added it to my queue.

Through the first 20 minutes, I wasn’t sure. But by the end of the first episode, I could tell that I was going to be hooked! The writing is witty and full of pop culture references… Just my style. I like Lorelai’s character… The unwed mother who gave up everything to raise her daughter and chase her own dreams. And for some reason, I like the Luke Danes character. He’s rough around the edges and says whatever he wants.

I may just get hooked on this show.

As for the recent movies… The Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer was very uneventful and not nearly as fun as the original. I gave it 3 stars even though I still don’t understand the Silver Surfer character.

I also checked out Cheap Trick ‘Music For Hangovers on DVD. I purchased the CD when it was released, but never knew there was a DVD to go along with it.

It was filmed on video (should have been filmed) and shot by what seemed to be amateur camera folk. Overall, the performance from Cheap Trick is top-notch despite the production values.

Cheap Trick are a band that doesn’t get the respect that they deserve… But if you see them once, you can always say that you saw a legendary band that few recognize as such.

I gave Music For Hangovers 3 out of 5 stars.


  1. Anonymous4:33 PM

    Everyone I know HATES Cheap Trick! I think its because they have TERRIBLE taste in music.

    "Rockford" was a fantastic CD.

  2. You sound as if you're in need of new friends. And you're right... But I'd just let them continue listening to Celine Dion and jam out on 'Rockford'