Sunday, August 28, 2011
Searching for Entertainment
At any rate, the Hurricane gave us all something to watch during a weekend full of nothing else on television. As much as I love NCIS, even I can no longer sit through a weekend full of reruns. You know you've watched the episodes too many times when you find yourself mouthing the dialogue with the actors and correcting their grammar and pronunciation. I do wish, though, that they would stop pronouncing Norfolk "Norfuck". I suspect it's an inside joke, but I can do without hearing it.
I do that with some movies, too. I watched Jaws and Jaws II so many times I started getting the dialogue mixed up. Who can forget "You're gonna need a bigger boat." And, the Godfather movies? They had some memorable, quotable phrases. Starting with "I believe in America" straight through to "Leave the gun. Take the canoli." And so on.
I was reduced to watching "Angels and Demons" last night. Tom Hanks, as Dr. Langdon, along with the obligatory female hottie scientest, have to hunt down a gizmo that is set to blow the Vatican to smithereens at midnight. Surprise! They succeed. And the characters kept their clothes on.
I have watched so much television lately because I have been suffering from a lack of reading material. I have scoured the free Kindle books, and have made a startling discovery. Books that are offered for free or only a few dollars (under $5.00) are either mediocre at best or classics. I have rediscovered Mary Roberts Rinehart and enjoy most of her books, but I'm running out of them, and to be honest, getting a little tired of them. So, I'll have to bite the bullet and go back to my wish list and download some books I know I'll enjoy.
Maybe I'll find a book I'll want to review/recommend.