November 06, 2006


I've been ranting about TV elsewhere because I usually get it with both barrels when I write about TV here. Yes, I know it's not real.

Anyway, Teresa pointed out that Hollywood is not very good at writing realistic marriages. I was shocked recently to see that KFC commercial where the young wife is on the phone and she "signs" what she wants for dinner to her husband. And her husband's buddy doesn't get it, so he explains their secret language. Every time I see that commercial, I keep waiting for it to change. I keep waiting for the punchline to be that the husband is complete dufus who doesn't know anything about his wife. As it stands, that commercial is really stinking cute. It shows married people actually working in harmony, knowing each other on an extremely personal level. You never get that on TV.

Posted by Sarah at November 6, 2006 11:34 AM | TrackBack

And the de-lurking commences...

Have you heard of the sci-fi TV show Firefly or its movie Serenity? Created by genius (and liberal) Joss Whedon, it's funny, fascinating, and thrilling. Of the crew, the captain is vocally libertarian. Two of the characters are happily married. One character is a "shepherd" or pastor/missionary type who is not a kook, fanatic, or two-faced pervert.

You should try it if you haven't already. :)

Posted by: Sabbrielle at November 6, 2006 01:52 PM

I've seen everyone in the blog world go nutso over Serenity, so I was planning on seeing it soon. My dad used to watch Firefly, but I just tuned in for John Doe afterwards!

Posted by: Sarah at November 6, 2006 02:19 PM

I recommend watching Firefly first. There are fourteen total episodes. The Sci-fi channel is showing a Firefly marathon on December 12th. Of course, if your husband already likes the show, the DVD set would be a good investment. :) *shameless*

Posted by: Sabbrielle at November 6, 2006 03:35 PM