America is so weird
I was online trying to figure out if the story about T:SCC‘s cancellation was really true (verdict: unconfirmed), when I saw the following story:
Box Office Report: ‘Fast & Furious’ shatters records with $72.5 mil weekend | Showbiz News and Scoop | Studio and Network Dish | EW.com
It looks like Fast & Furious beat its three previous incarnations, and every movie this year. What?!? When I saw the preview for the movie, I thought that it was for a t.v. premiere of the old movie–I couldn’t believe that they were releasing #4 of this silly franchise. Instead of naming it #4, they "cleverly" just dropped the "the." Again, what?!?! I’m sad to live in a world where this crappy movie makes records (more people went to see it than Watchmen !), while T:SCC is being canceled. Ugh. If the movies weren’t bad enough, they also get my disapproval for spawning numerous "inspired"/ copy-cat t.v. versions that suck up some of my favorite shows. Example: that Smallville ep where Pete gets addicted to racing and someone dies as a consequence. Blech. Drag racing is stupid. Whatever.