Wednesday, February 20, 2008

"We can't die, Bendis. You know why? Because we are so... very... pretty. We are just too pretty for God to let us die."

With all the rumors flying around that Friday Night Lights, one of the best damn shows on TV today, will get the ax, I got to think about other briiiilliant shows I love that were snatched away like that sicko R. Kelly snatched Aaliyah...
  • 5. Boston Public. Dunno why I got addicted to this drama. Perhaps because my high school years were totally fucked up I wished Winslow High and its faculty—including Mr. Guber, the Nazi with a heart of gold—were real. Or, hmmm, perhaps it really was better than The Practice and Ally McBeal.

  • 4. Arrested Development. Only 53 episodes yet it “received six Emmy awards, one Golden Globe, copious critical acclaim and a spot on Time Magazine’s 100 Greatest Shows of All Time.” Honestly, why anyone wouldn’t like Michael Bluth and his hilarious dysfunctional family is beyond me.

  • 3. My So Called Life. Oooo, the trauma! It was cut off without an ending! Plus, how was an innocent heathen like me supposed to survive teen years without my best gal pal Angela? How oh how was I supposed to survive without lusting after my best gal pal’s boytoy Jordan Catalano??? Anguish, truly truly... *sniff*

  • 2. Wonderfalls. I want to be Jaye Tyler when I grow up: unapologetic, cynical, sarcastic to the bone free-spirit who does what she wants without caring what others think. *g* The show is imaginative and quirky and funny and witty and just plain freaking entertaining. (Did you guys notice Kaylee plays Eric’s slutty wife Heidi?)

  • 1. Firefly. Hilarious, original, smart, sharp dialogues, fantastic story, lovable characters (yes, even Jayne); there is nothing—NOTHING like it. Yet, with unfathomable stupidity, Fox cancelled Firefly while unoriginal waste-of-TV-space crap are still aired on TV! The injustice, GRRR!!! Now, what I want to know is this: Why hasn’t anybody rubbed two brain cells together and realize that us Browncoats have a boatload of cashy money, which gorram Fox can have—DAMN YOU, FOX!—if only they’ll give us Firefly back?!?
*lesigh* Oh well, back to FNL. You can sign the online petition here or get other “Save FNL” ideas here. As a bribe, here are some Taylor Kitsch pretties. (Have you heard? Taylor is going to play Gambit in the X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Thanks to Dance for this bit.)

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22 comment(s):

Blogger Mallie said...

Not ONLY do they not cast him as the wonderfully gorgeous Jasper in Twilight (so that we end up with that hideous Jackson Rathbone with his scary blonde wig that looks like its about to come and EAT ME!) but they want to take away my weekly fix?! Are you kidding!? (I've been ranting about this for weeks, since stupid boss Ben Silverman announced that everyone should watch 30 rock instead *shudders*)


2/20/2008 06:40:00 AM  

Blogger Harlot said...

RE: (so that we end up with that hideous Jackson Rathbone with his scary blonde wig that looks like its about to come and EAT ME!)

Mallie LOL! So true though.

That "watch 30 ROCK instead" comment is very annoying. Besides the fact i can't stand that show, HELLOOOO it's not freakin the same!!! "Oh sorry honey, no more aspirin. Take laxatives for your headache instead."

2/20/2008 06:50:00 AM  

Blogger Mallie said...

Omigosh Harlot I know! 30 Rock makes me want to fall asleep, whereas FNL definitely makes me sit up and take notice ;)

.. *runs away* that wig, that wig!! AHHH ITS COMING FOR ME!!!!!!

Ahem. Anyway. Point is, give me Taylor any day.

2/20/2008 07:14:00 AM  

Blogger Harlot said...

Arm yourself with a hairspray, hee. :P As for 30 ROCK, i dunno why, everyone there is fecking irritating. Tina Fey--who actually won a BEST ACTRESS AWARD for this show(?!?)--that black dude, that white assistant, and Alec Baldwin. The only one i like is Jane (Ally McBeal's secretary). :/

2/20/2008 07:56:00 AM  

Blogger Isabella said...

I remember that time Jordan sang to Angela that song he wrote titled "red" ... *Sigh*

The show I miss the most is Friends. It wasn't cancelled but I choose that. Also Becker and Carnivale.

Thanks for the eye candy!

2/20/2008 10:32:00 AM  

Anonymous karamia said...

Mallie, Harlot, You guys are cracking me up.
I am so sick of NBC trying to shove 30 rock down our throats. They screwed up our thursday TV habits by moving 30 rock to 8:30 so that they could try to capture veiwers before Gray's came on. I have never seen a network work so hard to get veiwers for a show. So now we miss The Office. Pisses me off.
But, Good Lawd, those pictures could entice me to watch FNLs.
Fabulous eye candy. Thank you!!!

2/20/2008 02:11:00 PM  

Blogger said...

Mmm. Pretty pictures.

Shows I'm hoping will continue: Pushing Daisies, Chuck, Sarah Connor Chronicles. I don't think SPN is in danger of being cancelled this time around, unless it suddenly tanks in the last few episodes of this year.

FNL... I LOVED the first season, and then it got hit hard with the sophomore slump, though, of course, just as it's starting to find its feet again, there are no more episodes.

Have you seen JUNO, Harlot? The dad - I think - from Arrested Development is in it. So is Landry's dad from FNL, Allison Janney from The West Wing, and Jennifer Garner. It's a lovely little movie.

2/20/2008 02:40:00 PM  

Blogger said...

Oh, also:

LOVE the Mal quote!

Have you read the Serenity comic? Joss is writing another series this year for it, apparently.

It's not the same as having the show or another movie, obviously, but maybe better than nothing for 'verse fans.

And then there's DOLLHOUSE. I wonder what Alexis Denisof is doing...

2/20/2008 02:43:00 PM  

Blogger david santos said...

Hello, Harlot!
Excellent posting.
thank you

2/20/2008 05:10:00 PM  

Blogger Menchie said...

I just realized I am so out of it. I don't even know what the show is about. *cringe*

But, shows I wanted to go on and on -- Sex in the City and Buffy.

2/20/2008 08:48:00 PM  

Blogger Harlot said...

Karamia, try FNL. I don't even like football and i loved it. ANd no, not just because of the eye candy, though that's a factor. :P Great show really.

I don't follow THE OFFICE but i watch everytime i catch it on TV. 30 ROCK, blech. Honestly, one of the most irritating shows on TV.

2/20/2008 10:24:00 PM  

Blogger Harlot said...

Dance, loooove PD but never heard of the others. I agree with FNL's sophomore slump thing. Also, i remember asking myself, what the hell happened to Julie??! I love Coach Taylor, he's the glue that holds everything together. You know i know this is drama but every episode there are parts that made me laugh out loud.

JUNO is great! Yes the dad is Michael Bluth. :D And the dude who got Juno pregnant is George Michael on ARRESTED (Michael Bluth's son). Dunno the actress who played Juno but i luuuub her--she's a firecracker--like me. :P

I have never seen THE WEST WING. Ok, two episodes, which didn't make sense to me because it felt like i had to watch the previous episodes to understand what's happening.

Haven't read Serenity comics. This is what's frustrating: yes you can watch the movie and TV episodes again and again, but it is not the same. :( *sigh*

2/20/2008 10:35:00 PM  

Blogger Harlot said...

David, welcome. :)

Menchie, if you can get FIREFLY and WONDERFALLS, try to watch. They are really really good. HAve no idea if they aired FIREFLY here, but they aired W on StarWorld, i think like 3 years ago?

I lurve BUFFY too! Didn't really watch ANGEL. As for SATC, i thought it was time they go. They had a fab ending; it wasn't stopped prematurely, wasn't just yanked off the air in the middle of the season--that's what i HATE the most. GRRRR

2/20/2008 10:42:00 PM  

Blogger said...

what the hell happened to Julie??!

She turned into a bratty 16 year old? :D

e dude who got Juno pregnant is George Michael on ARRESTED (Michael Bluth's son)

I didn't know that. Hee!

Dunno the actress who played Juno

Ellen Paige. She was Kitty Pryde in X-Men 3 (the other Kittys in X1 and X2 were other actresses).

2/20/2008 11:02:00 PM  

Blogger Harlot said...

Ohh, that's why she looks familiar. Fab actress.

RE: She turned into a bratty 16 year old? :D

And after only a few months! I kept thinking at the beginning of 2nd season, this is not Julie. And she totally tried to cheat on Matt!

I'm not crazy about Lyla and Tim together. I want her with Jason--stay away from Tim, you witch! I used to like Tim and Tyra together, they look so pretty, but theirs is a bad relationship and i sorta like Tyra and Landry together.. Ok, i'm blabbing hee.

Have you seen JUMPER? I was surprised to see Bella there. Almost at the end, she appears and i thought hey i know that girl. Stayed till the credits roll and voila, Kristen Stewart. So un-Bella looking btw. :/

2/20/2008 11:35:00 PM  

Blogger Lily Moon said...

Harlot thank you!!!!! Taylor looks so hot =D

I already signed the petition. All I can do is hope NBC will listen to the fans. That stupid Silverman can't take away FNL and Tim Riggins!

re show i miss

Freaks and Geeks. Good thing Gossip Girl is still around!

2/21/2008 12:40:00 AM  

Anonymous Gabrielle said...

Taylor Kitsch looks hot.
I love Arrested Development! It was so stupid how they cancelled it. But I havent seen all the episodes so I can still amuse myself with them.

2/21/2008 01:15:00 AM  

Blogger said...

I'm all for a Jason/Lyla/Tim threesome. Like in Mexico. I think it would work. *nods*

I also like the idea of Tim and Tyra as friends who exasperate each other a lot (well, more for Tyra than Tim); I LOVED her aiming the volleyballs at Tim. HEE.

Tyra/Landry I would probably like a lot more were it not for the way they got together and how it all unfolded after that, but I could be persuaded to ship them.

Have not seen JUMPER. I've heard the book is good, but I'm not sure what it's about.

2/21/2008 01:15:00 AM  

Blogger Harlot said...

I rather it's Jason/Harlot/Tim threesome. Like hmm, on the football field. I think it will work. :D

Like Tim and Tyra as friends. I just wish Tim finds another girl besides Lyla. *lesigh*

Didn't know JUMPER is a book but the movie is about a teleporter. It's actually entertaining but Hayden can't act to save his life.

Gabrielle, don't you just love the mom? LOL. The Bluth family is freakin hilarious.

2/21/2008 01:37:00 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the heck is wrong with Fox? The execs there should be shot. I miss Firefly. Is there still hope for it? Give me good old Captain Tightpants over Kirk, Picard, whomever.

2/21/2008 11:26:00 PM  

Blogger This Girl said...

I still get weepy thinking about My So Called Life, I don't know that my black heart will ever heal. Wonderfalls, Firefly, Arrested Development - the good do die young, which means two things, I'm immortal and all I've got to watch is my paltry DVD collection and the college boys that mow my lawn.

Love your blog.

2/22/2008 05:56:00 PM  

Anonymous Liz said...

It's always the good ones that die prematurely, while crappy shows like 2 and a half men and tyra banks show continue to irritate us.
Lovely blog.

2/29/2008 11:49:00 PM