Monday, March 31, 2008
would you rather...
...the powers that be proceed with their plans to create a television show based off of the very brilliant yet underappreciated Children of Men,


watch a full-day marathon of Two and a Half Men while being repeatedly punched in the neck?

(I know.  It's a terrifically difficult choice, isn't it?)



Blogger Mrs. White said...

But maybe it's just me. I just can't help but despise it whenever someone takes a perfectly wonderful movie and runs the risk of ruining it by making it into a television show. I mean seriously - are original ideas for tv really that hard to come by?

Blogger Gregg said...

You say "full-day marathon of Two and a Half Men" as if that's a bad thing, Mrs. White.

The punching I can understand. It might get annoying after a few hours.

But the marathon? Find me my Cheetos and beer...I'm in!! :O)

(you just had to pull that show out, didn't you?)

Blogger Carrie said...

I don't know- I was actually kind of excited when I heard about this. Whenever anyone from Battlestar does anything, I have to give them the benefit of the doubt because I think that show's so freaking brilliant.

Yes, Bionic Woman wasn't exactly award-winning television, but the subject matter of this is much more similar to that of Battlestar, the end of humanity and what not. I think it interesting- there's this whole potential unexplored universe there- what happens when humans stop reporducing, which could be explored much more thoroughly in the tv genre than movies.

And, if I keep my fingers crossed, maybe Katee Sackoff will be in it. :)

Blogger Mrs. White said...

I'm sorry, Gregg. I tried that show once and had to quit ten minutes in. But beer tends to improve anything, so maybe that's the part of the equation I was missing. :)

And Carrie, I admit that if anyone were to do this then the Battlestar folk are best equipped for the job, however like I said above - I just hate when good movies are turned into movies/cartoons. True, it worked with Buffy, but that wasn't a particularly great movie. By and large, it seems to end in a bit of a undignified mess.

Blogger Carrie said...

Well, then did you hear that the HBO folks (and possibly David Simon) are doing a TV version of The Departed?

Well, if they all suck then we can ignore them and pretend they never happened.

Blogger Mrs. White said...

Ga. No. HBO or not, I find that also annoying.

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