Saturday, October 17, 2009

Things I Watched On TV Whilst Sick. Cougar Town. Roll Bounce.




You'd think that being sick is fun because you get to lounge and watch TV all day and night. But it's not. The first two days I could barely look at the TV.

Here are a few things I watched:

Roll Bounce - This is a 2005 movie about kids in the 70's that compete in a disco roller skating competition. And guess what? It was actually a pretty charming and funny, coming of age movie. AND they roller boogie to Kool and the Gang's Hollywood Swingin' - one of my favorite funk songs.

Cougar Town - OK. I know I said that this was unwatchable 2 weeks ago but I watched it again and I laughed out loud at least 6 or 7 times. (thanks to the writers) I still think it was bad casting to have Courtney Cox as the main character though. For how good looking she is, she has zero sex appeal. And since when are cougars supposed to have low self esteem? Huh?

Let's Make A Deal - Did you know that this is back on the air with Wayne Brady as the host? Who knew? And if anyone has seen it, don't you think the people in the audience are given access to costumes before the show? I think they are.

Apocalypse Now Redux - I haven't seen AN in years. Sitting through the entire movie I realized that it's one of the most boring movies of all time. There are some really great scenes and the acting is great but it's God awful boring.

That's it for now.

15 comments:

westchesterdead said...

Glad you're feeling better.

Apocalypse Now was a damned good movie. We can agree to disagree. A better film to watch is Heart of Darkness - The Making of Apocalypse Now.

Dr Zibbs said...

WestChesterDead - I don't recall being so bored watching years ago but I'm telling you - it was so slow I couldn't take it. It would have been great if it were slightly over 2 hours long.

Son of a Thomas said...

I couldn't agree more about Apocalypse Now. I don't dislike the movie but it's god awful slow.

Bombchell said...

lol glad youre feeling better :)

Dr Zibbs said...

Thanks Bombchell.

The Jules said...

Weclome back to health Dr Z.

Apocolypse Now - well, it's not Commando, but it's all right I s'pose.

Dutch donut girl said...

I have been sick too. In the last 48 hours I have watched more television than I have watched all year.

westchesterdead said...

I think that Apocalypse Now Redux was the re-release that added 45+ minutes to the original cut. That would explain your recollection, Zibbs. I don't feel that the added footage helped the movie, in this case.

Scope said...

Glad to hear you are still on this side of the mystic curtain.

Of the bits of media you mentioned, I've only seen 'Cougar Town' once. Totally forgetable, but I like Ian Gomez as the beaten but not defeated husband of Christa Miller.

Dr Zibbs said...

WestChesterDead - god point. I think the redux was almost 4 hours long.

WendyB said...

I wanna see Roll Bounce.

Dr Zibbs said...

WendyB - I'm tellin' you. It was pretty good. Great scenes with the 15 year old kids getting on each others case.

Cameron said...

I thought Cougartown would be the lamest shit since....um, something really lame. But, you're right, the writes are kick-ass on that show, it's damn funny.

And yes, I would tap Courtney Cox Arquette, I'd even make David Arquette watch (from a distance).

Secretia said...

The fist 12 hours watching tv all day seems great, then reality sets in, it gets OLD.

Kristen said...

You really went down for the count. Welcome back. I have not seen any of these things, though the new Let's Make a Deal is intruiguing.