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Bullet Sunday 306

Posted on Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Dave!Don't click that back button on your browser yet... because Bullet Sunday starts now...

• Hagman. I was never a Dallas fan. Every time I attempted to tune in because all my friends were watching, I was bored to death (Dynasty wasn't much better, but at least Joan Collins kept me from falling asleep those rare times I tuned in). Because of my loathing of all things Dallas, Larry Hagman has almost no relation to his most popular character "J.R. Ewing" in my head. No... when I think of Larry Hagman, I think of three things...

Larry Hagman Dreaming of Jeannie

  1. I Dream of Jeannie. Granted, my main interest in the show was Barbara Eden in that revealing outfit, but the series was pretty darn funny. And a lot of that came from Hagman's impeccable timing in playing the Major Nelson straight-man to all the outlandish situations Jeannie would get him into.
  2. Nip/Tuck. The show was pretty crazy from the first episode, but by the time we get to Hagman's portrayal of Burt Landau in season four, it's full-on psychotic. The role was not a big one, but the lasting effect he had on the show makes it a true standout.
  3. Primary Colors. Any doubt anybody had in Hagman's acting ability could be washed away by watching this one film. He had a minor role, but it was so pivotal to the story that the entire movie could have fallen apart with a less-capable actor.

Rest in peace, Mr. Hagman, and thanks for entertaining us for so long.

• Vengeance? Remember when the television show Revenge was starting out? Remember how Emily Thorne would pick a new target each week and then systematically orchestrate an elaborate revenge scenario that crushed her enemies in the most delicious way possible?

Revenge starring Emily VanCamp

Yeah. What the fuck happened to that show?

I suppose it was impossible to maintain such quality for very long... but never did I think Revenge would degenerate so quickly. Now, instead of a show featuring delicious revenge, it's all about boring business manipulations and nonsensical damage control as characters fumble on each other's plans. Yawn. Somebody better shake things up in a big way soon, or something tells me the second season will be the last for Revenge.

Oh... and helpful hint to the writers... if you are having a flashback episode, any attempt to create a sense of danger for a character who is alive and kicking in the present-day of your series is doomed to fail. WE KNOW THEY SURVIVE, so trying to imply otherwise is just lazy.

• Friday. Reading about people getting into fist-fights over a phone or shooting each other over a sparking space or getting choked to death by a security guard on Black Friday makes me glad I have -zero- interest in shopping.

I do, however, have a huge interest in watching society degenerate into Anarchy. In that respect, Black Friday is a win-win for me.

• Godliness. Back in the day, "Populous" was one of my favorite computer games ever. A few years ago, they came out with a version for the Nintendo DS, and I was surprised to see that it kind of holds up. Now the original creators of the game are trying to get the funding to create a modern version. I would LOVE for this to get funded! If you like a good "god game," here's your chance to support Godus over at Kickstarter...

Godus Image

Ah to play god with all humanity... and if you pledge £30 or more, you get your own in-game pet!

And now I suppose I should get to bed. After working all day Saturday and Sunday, I need to recover from my weekend so I can go back to work tomorrow. Bleh.

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  1. The Digitorialist says:

    We must be long lost soul brothers or something, because just in the last two days I:

    1. Supported Godus
    2. Complained about Revenge, and how they jumped the shark when the court case started last season.
    3. Watched a re-run of I Dream of Jeannie.

    I wonder if you will soon write about my #4:

    4. Wished Revolution on NBC would stop with the swordfighting.

    Only time will tell.

    • Dave2 says:

      I don’t watch Revolution, so I guess we’re only long lost soul half-brothers or something.

      The fact that I don’t like “Revenge” any more just kills me. I was obsessed with it last season. And then I finally got around to watching last night’s episode, and now they’ve completely lost me. The writers are SO lazy that they can’t be bothered to add interesting new elements… oh no! They have to write a flashback episode and retroactively insert new drama as if it had been part of the plan all along. LAME!

  2. Kailyn says:

    Maybe it’s a gender thing. Many of the women i know who watch are still enjoying the show. Wonder who their target audience is?
    Yeah, so maybe things are slower on Revenge but I loved Sunday’s episode because we got Victoria’s backstory. I have felt the last few episodes have been the foundation for bigger stuff to come. Looks like Nolan is in for some big trouble as well as Jack. And clueless Daniel is in way over his head. Lots of potential there. Did love when the writer got set up a few weeks ago. So Amanda. Bottom line is I haven’t given up on the show quite yet. I see potential for lots if the writers don’t drop the ball.
    I gave up on Dallas when Pam dreamed that whole season. But yeah, of course I watched I Love of Jeannie before that.

  3. Ren says:

    Thank you for pointing out how lame Revenge has become. Apparently, I’ve been watching out of habit. I’ll stop now.

  4. Tug says:

    Totally agree on where Revenge has been going… Thought the recap was good HAD I KNOWN IT WAS COMING (was that well known? Should I have known, so no caps lock were needed??) I could have let people know that needed to be caught up. That’s all I can think of it was good for.

    TV sucks.

  5. Fred says:

    “I do, however, have a huge interest in watching society degenerate into Anarchy.” Enjoyed that quote! Thanks.

  6. martymankins says:

    I never got into Revenge, although I’m curious. Sounds like if I want to watch it, I need to start from the beginning.

    For years, I did Black Friday. I’ve scaled back to mostly online now, although I do end up going out later in the morning instead of getting up at 4am. I also admit to going to Target on Thanksgiving night to get my wife’s granddaughter an iPod touch 4th gen before her birthday this last week.

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