Tuesday, January 15, 2008

...of outrageous fortune (telling)

Rick & Tim did a very good thing. Over break they introduced us to Slings & Arrows a Canadian soap opera that rips on Stratford. IMDB sums it up thusly, "In the fictional town of New Burbage, legendary theatrical madman Geoffrey Tennant returns to the New Burbage Theatre Festival, the site of his greatest triumph and most humiliating failure, to assume the artistic directorship after the sudden death of his mentor, Oliver Welles. When Geoffrey arrives he finds that Oliver is still there, in spirit anyway, and with his guidance (and often in spite of it) Geoffrey attempts to reconcile with his past while wrestling the festival back from the marketing department." Said Marketing Dept is headed up by a mature Mark McKinney--remember him? from "Kids in the Hall" (god I loved that show).

S&A is so well written, and sexxy and funny and clever and full of witty (if Shakespeare oriented) puns--we watched the first season and the second season and tonight we start the third season. We have to drag it out till LOST starts. We are looking in to the future, waiting for our entertainment to begin,There is a new Jim Butcher novel coming up, and actually he is also 'sposed to be publishing a graphic novel from a monster's POV. But right now we wait...and dream..perchance to veg.

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