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October 17, 2004
Spanish TV sucks. I mean, it really sucks. I apologize to any Spanairds out there reading this but we have to do something about the programming. Your country is awesome, but throw me a bone here. Granted, it would be minimally better if I understood what was going on, but you can tell...it sucks. Even the soft core porn and adds for phone sex lines donīt spice it up enough.
That said, there is a channel that plays movies in English sometimes. As a result, you watch it and you donīt ask "what is this?" or make comments like "eh, iīve seen it before". The other day, I watched a movie made in the 70īs at best. It was the most depressing topic ever. Babies switched at birth in the hospital, new moms dying of cancer and lots of big hair. I had about enough after 45 minutes.
Then I caught a glimpse of a more recent American trash and was sold. "Win a Date with Tad Hamilton" is a winner. It is a cheesy, teenie bopper type of movie. I am embarassed to say that I have seen it but beggars canīt be choosers. At this point, I am ready to buy the collectors edition DVD when it comes out. Tad Hamilton should have been oscar gold.
Also, for those concerned, we have exported the finer points of our culture. Current box office attractions here include the Wayans brothers in that idiotic looking movie where they are FBI agents dressed as 2 white women. With an idea like that, how could it fail?
Movie executives that greenlight and fund these types of projects should be prosecuted for cruel and unusual punishment. Who was the executive that sat there one day and was like,"wait a minute, you say you have Shawn AND Marlon Wayans? Hereīs a truckload of money, we can take this hit to the bank!" Do we not have anything better to spend money on these days? And if any of you saw this movie in the theater you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.
Posted by KDuffy on October 17, 2004 01:06 PM
Category: Life In Spain
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