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Californication/True Blood/the Canada connection

I'll find that long lost pony express address on a Christmas card i got last year

with my usual aplomb i was going to buy "Californication" at Costco yesterday for the said addressee...but they didn't have it

My friend Donna Who and i are True Blood fans and now that that series has come to a thudding seasons finale...that was a foul smelling bomb of a last show...eeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwww...she needs another sexy swarmy depraved series to see her thru a long grey Canadian winter

she can't get Showtime out in the wilds of her Alberta farm....Donna's daughter Brandi and she have some real important mother/daughter time when late of a Sunday nite they watch shows like this together...kinda a Gilmore Girls without the highly sculptured dialogue chatter factor

in fact they watch that show too in reruns...one of my faves...it reminds me of when my daughter Dee and I had marathon discussions on all the relevant and non-relevant issues in our lives...i miss her

Best Buy called me to find the series and pay an exorbitant amount to ship it to Canada...

Donna Who...D Dub to her friends says she lives in Whoville...which is an outright lie...i think like me she must be Irish..and both of us have teenage brains on blood and Swedish actors who's abnormally pale white skin just raises our blood pressure to the boiling point

~~oh Eric...pick me pick me~*~*

i'll gladly bare my neck or anything else to ur adorable fangs

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i can't image what in gawd's name makes us so crazy every Sunday nite when it's on

The Tutors didn't have that effect on me

maybe it's Jace Everetts swarthy swamp song at the beginning of each show

it do get ur red corpuscles jumping

can David Duchovny do the same???

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the show has the parent child factor...'course he's a complete HORNDOG..not a good role model..but hey..it's fantasy....or is it

probably not

he could compete with Tiger Woods as a man who can't stay zipped but still be madly in love with ur wife

it seems the new cop out for cheaters is that they have a sex addiction"..."no impulse control"...and every other "escape the moral judgments" words and phrases that come to mind

so i know D Dub will love it as much as i do

wait a New York minute..that's Gillian Anderson in that picture

he's cheating on her too!!!

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I'll find that long lost pony express address on a Christmas card i got last year

with my usual aplomb i was going to buy "Californication" at Costco yesterday for the said addressee...but they didn't have it

My friend Donna Who and i are True Blood fans and now that that series has come to a thudding seasons finale...that was a foul smelling bomb of a last show...eeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwww...she needs another sexy swarmy depraved series to see her thru a long grey Canadian winter

she can't get Showtime out in the wilds of her Alberta farm....Donna's daughter Brandi and she have some real important mother/daughter time when late of a Sunday nite they watch shows like this together...kinda a Gilmore Girls without the highly sculptured dialogue chatter factor

in fact they watch that show too in reruns...one of my faves...it reminds me of when my daughter Dee and I had marathon discussions on all the relevant and non-relevant issues in our lives...i miss her

Best Buy called me to find the series and pay an exorbitant amount to ship it to Canada...

Donna Who...D Dub to her friends says she lives in Whoville...which is an outright lie...i think like me she must be Irish..and both of us have teenage brains on blood and Swedish actors who's abnormally pale white skin just raises our blood pressure to the boiling point

~~oh Eric...pick me pick me~*~*

i'll gladly bare my neck or anything else to ur adorable fangs

Image

i can't image what in gawd's name makes us so crazy every Sunday nite when it's on

The Tutors didn't have that effect on me

maybe it's Jace Everetts swarthy swamp song at the beginning of each show

it do get ur red corpuscles jumping

can David Duchovny do the same???

Image

the show has the parent child factor...'course he's a complete HORNDOG..not a good role model..but hey..it's fantasy....or is it

probably not

he could compete with Tiger Woods as a man who can't stay zipped but still be madly in love with ur wife

it seems the new cop out for cheaters is that they have a sex addiction"..."no impulse control"...and every other "escape the moral judgments" words and phrases that come to mind

so i know D Dub will love it as much as i do

wait a New York minute..that's Gillian Anderson in that picture

he's cheating on her too!!!

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True Blood is sexxxxy! Don't have Showtime, darn. There are too many good cable shows. I could order them on Netflix, but right now I am just starting season five of Weeds. Nurse Jackie is supposed to be really good. Have you watched it?

March 18, 2010

Gosh, the only TV Show I watch sometimes is House, sorry nan, I am hopelessly lost with this thread!

March 18, 2010

i LOVE Nurse Jackie Ms Grant...i seem to gravitate toward blood suckers and dope fiends...hahahahaha...but u've probably noticed that

oh Cuddles u just don't know what ur missin'!!!

March 18, 2010

Yeah, me too. I'm putting Nurse Jackie in my queue.

March 18, 2010

I want to see Nurse Jackie too. If it is now avail. on Blockbuster online, I'm on it.

As for Duchovny, didja know he has a Phd in comparative literature? Same exact field as me, though he gave it up for acting. Sexy AND creatively smart! --Except for this series Californication, which suffers from very bad writing. It could be great, and Duchovny and others try to make something of what they are given, but the writing is just another example of the corruption of Hollywood, looking to replace real work with something easier to produce and act--and pay for...

If only they'd let Duchovny write the dialogue and plots, it would be much better, I'm sure. ;)

March 24, 2010

Not to mention that the show mirrors his real life as well. Who better to write about it? I did not know he has a PhD!! Hey, maybe you should write for them. I'll bet you could come up with a great script. It's true that Hollywood has traded great writers with more of a formula that they follow for writing scripts. It's gotten pretty generic.

Regarding higher education, which is something I am going to be pursuing, SD, do you really have to publish a book in order to obtain your PhD? I mean, seriously, it takes people years to write a book. This scares me, because I am not capable of writing a book. Stories, sure. A book?? Yikes.

March 24, 2010

Nurse Jackie is available thru Netflix i think SDaniels...and i did know D Duchovny was well educated but not at the PHD level or in literature...i do think in general Television dumbs programming down to the mediocre level...or in the case of HBO...SHOWTIME etc just above mediocre level...i love verbosely concentric tympani but will the public in general???

at least it's not guns bullets and car chases...it is a shame when scripts don't live up to the title of the thing...i think the title Californication is pretty witty

the second seasons rock star depravity was underwhelming...the angst of being a satyr who couldn't keep his lip or his jeans zipped was hampered by no real balance of him as a writer...and the stealing of his book by a crafty 16 year old got ridiculous after a while

i think u should take a swing at the script SDaniels and when u do please redeem his daughter willya

cause she was the key to his redemption and now she's become just as loony as the rest of the characters

March 24, 2010

Ms Grant...i appreciate completely u lit types...and at one time i wanted but was unavailable to pursue a degree in Semantics...words and phrases in general fascinate me

i once read that a 2 syllable word in Zulu that was commonly thought to mean "far away" really meant "the precise distance at which an infants cry could be barely heard"

who woulda thunk the Zulu language was quite that elegant??

write a book...Stephen Spielberg is gonna have to finish mine as i've written myself into a corner and can't get out

hahahahahahaha

March 24, 2010

i have the same problem with book writing as i do with CHESS...i'm crappy with the end game

March 24, 2010

That title, nan, I heard as a joke on the street, living in NYC, for about forever. It was also the title of a song by Red Hot Chili Peppers or somebody.

I have a friend who has been writing for tv for about twenty years--Ms Grant's perspective is 100% right on, as are the comments of nan (which are 100% wittier than anything the writers of Californication ever came up with).

It would be an awesome thing to break into screen writing for tv, Grant. I wrote a treatment for an episode based on a concept my friend was working into a series, but though he loved the writing, he wanted something different, and not an ensemble cast. Anyone looking at what I wrote up against what he came up with would say mine was the better treatment. C'est la vie. He was ultimately protective of his own status, and didn't want to let me in. It happens...

"i once read that a 2 syllable word in Zulu that was commonly thought to mean "far away" really meant "the precise distance at which an infants cry could be barely heard"

who woulda thunk the Zulu language was quite that elegant??"

Why wouldn't it be elegant? When it comes down to it, no one language has anything on another for poetic elegance, which depends not upon linguistics so much as the human minds that created the poetry.

"SD, do you really have to publish a book in order to obtain your PhD?"

You don't have to publish your manuscript, but it must be book length, yes. Means you have to be able to conceive of a project of multiple chapters, yet with an overarching argument developed within those chapters. I know what you mean--it's the part of the program I've procrastinated for years on...

March 24, 2010

"i love verbosely concentric tympani but will the public in general???"

Again, I love NAN's way of expression--and will address this question below...

re: nan's assessment of Californication:

"the second seasons rock star depravity was underwhelming...the angst of being a satyr who couldn't keep his lip or his jeans zipped was hampered by no real balance of him as a writer...and the stealing of his book by a crafty 16 year old got ridiculous after a while"

I didn't see all of this, just the start of that plot with the crafty 16-year old, but nan, you've hit the nail on the head about what's wrong with the overall project--one gets no sense of him as a writer. This means that he might as well be any old porn stud playacting "scenes," which is the cheesiest thing on the planet.

What they need: Really pull his identity as a writer into it. His main motivation is to return to writing, and to write something authentic, so no more playacting "writer." Instead, have him write something a writer would, and have him say things a writer would say--allow him to be intelligent, but funny, so the general public who may not get multiple layers of meaning will at least get one very funny layer...

March 24, 2010

...in other words, let the REAL Duchovny step forth. I have actually read his literary criticism, and it is good. I think you can actually google an essay of his on Robert Frost... He is witty and sharp, much more so than the dull blade that is this "Hank Moody." Maybe we should petition the producers--this show would be THE show for me, if only they took the chances that would make it great!

---and hells yeah, hired ME, too! It does make sense, since Duchovny and I have studied in the exact same department/fields... ;)

March 24, 2010

i so agree SDaniels...the whole selling point of the series from the beginning was that he was a popular (if only one best seller) writer... whose personal sexual incongruities were not a manifestation of a writer angst....but personal peccadilloes

to bad that writer aspect has been sidelined completely to the detriment of what could be a very spicy complicated satisfying dish on the menu of Californication

and damn it i had my mouth just set for the more exotic the dish

and when they turned his sensitive wiser daughter into just another "Gothic" ditz they really went down the wrong road...i mean couldn't she have just worried her parent with possible A+ Anorexia or something

March 24, 2010

it just goes ta show ya SDaniel

MONEY TALKS AND NOBODY WALKS~~ESPECIALLY NOT HANK MOONEY~~

Hanks getting too EASY in too many ways isn't he

i think this series still has a chance tho

~~hopinghopinghoping~~

March 24, 2010

Duchovny on Robert Frost...i gotta read this...give me a link Suzanne

March 24, 2010

google it dear--I just spent a bunch of time on your Coulter "blog"--in quotation marks 'cause you didn't give us anything of your own opinion on the issue, eh? ;)

March 25, 2010

ooooooooo SDaniels b irritated...yikes...hahahahahahahahaha

no worries...Frost would hold up with me with or without Duchovnys appraisal

and my opinion about the Coulter blog is up and nebulous...hahahahaha

may i take my dunce cap off now teach???

March 25, 2010

nan and zan:

times the dunce, times the (wise) fool, always the teach....:)

April 5, 2010

hey u silly wonderful woman...er um...SDaniels

did ya know i love and respect ya to the MAX??????

BECAUSE I DO HOMEY!!!

April 14, 2010

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