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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Dead, Again

As a public service announcement: The new Dead Like Me movie, Life After Death is on shelves this week.

I just came back from the store with my copy. I don't know if it's any good or not, we'll find out tonight.

Whoever canceled that show needs to be visited by the Grim Reaper.




That is all, carry on.

5 comments:

  1. Really?

    How did I miss that? Amazon, here I come...

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  2. Excellent! I love Mandy Patinkin and loved that show.

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  3. Sorry, Tania, Mandy is not in the movie. He's been replaced by a new character. The Daisy Adair character remains, but is now played by Sarah Wynter, which sucks, but is also good because I like Sarah Wynter.

    Everybody is the same.

    Haven't watched it yet. Just got home from my son's band concert, and tonight Life is on. So, guess we'll watch it tomorrow.

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  4. I missed the show when it first came, something to do with it being on one of those danged so-called premium channels which I refuse to pay for, but I ran into it when SciFi (?) ran a marathon of episodes.

    So I haven't seen all the episodes, but what I've seen has been bloody brilliant.

    Dr. Phil

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  5. The movie is somewhat less brilliant, Phil, but not bad (Yes, we did watch it last night). It was more like a long disjointed episode. It's got funny moments, and it's got moments that go on too long. Though I love what they did with Reggie, the little sister.

    Personally I like the sanitized version of the series better. I, like you, refuse to pay for the so-called premium channels - especially HBO and Skinimax - and so didn't see the series until it showed up in syndication elsewhere with most of the foul language removed.

    Now, you know me - foul language doesn't exactly offend me, but the show used it gratuitously for the shock value, mostly I believe to compete with HBO shows like Six Feet Under. It's distracting. Mason, maybe I can see, and maybe Georgia, but Rube? Rube was from the 1930's he wouldn't use the word fuck and neither would Daisy - especially Daisy. It was jarring. And it's definitely overused in the movie. I have both seasons on DVD, and actually wish I could get the sanitized TV version instead.

    And it's too bad really, because the underlying premise of the show - i.e. life is how you live it, so go live it - is brilliant.

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