Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Holiday Vortex

That's where I've been the past month or so. Trying to keep up was a little overwhelming, so I let the ball drop. But I've caught up with all of your previous posts (and took extensive notes) and will soon post my summary reply to the last month's activity as well as (hopefully) the continued list of what I've been watching (which I'm way behind on now).

I hope you haven't given up on me. I get overwhelmed easily. I am a man of many interests and in attempting to juggle them all, I often drop everything for a while.

Seeing Black Swan and True Grit are at the top of my list. My wife wants to see them both with me, so scheduling dates is more tricky. A question: should I watch the original True Grit first, or doesn't it relate much to the remake?

Briefly, if any of you are British sketch comedy fans, PLEASE check out Little Britain on NWI. The first and second series are available. Also check out That Mitchell and Webb Look, which may possibly be funnier. The wit is a tad sharper at least. References to both shows have been thrown around by all three members of the family for the past month or so, ans we've shown episodes to friends and watched our favorite skits numerous times over.

Not available on NWI, but also a very funny British sketch comedy show, is Big Train--featuring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost of Shaun of the Dead fame, as well as a number of other funny people.

Big Train:

Little Britain:

That Mitchell and Webb Look:

1 comment:

  1. You need to watch the original True Grit before you see the remake. I think the Coen's take is superior, but the original is still a fine film. Ethan can watch them, too. There is one scene of kind of stunning violence (in both films, exact same scene), but you've let him watch things of the same intensity.