Tuesday, January 24, 2006

The World Is Ending

I just heard a very loud trumpet blast. The gates of Heaven just opened up. The sky turned black, and the moon turned red. What could possibly bring about the apocalypse? How about Friends returning to television. Face it, the show was something to behold when it first came on. Lisa Kudrow was quirky in a sexy sort of way. Jennifer Anniston-Pitt-Vaughn was always "cold." And Courtney Cox was... well she was the Sabrina Duncan of Charlie's Angels. It's the same way Sabrina would still be acceptable if Farrah and Kate Jackson were taken. She's not the best of the bunch, and a little manish, but still workable. And for the girls, you get to drool over Ross, the dork with a heart of gold, Chandler, a pill popping comedian (at least he was a pill popping guy a few years ago), and the all looks with no brain Joey. Eye-candy for everyone! How can you go wrong? I don't think I saw one show in the series after season two because I realized I could actually have a life and use my time better by not watching a show just to see how cold it was on the set that week. Also, do you realize this program ran on network television for 10 years? What were you people thinking? Anyway, back to the reason hell is about to be released on earth. My problem with the original series was suspension of disbelief. Usually that's not a problem. I love to read, so wrapping my mind around a different or unique storyline is not that hard. My problem came with what I call the "Monica's Apartment Theory." The short version is this: How is it possible for a struggling chef to room with a struggling masseuse/folk singer, and afford a loft apartment in downtown New York? Or, how about an out of work actor and a cube monkey being able to afford something half that size? And while I'm too lazy to find the info, I have read on a couple of occasions about the cost of living in a 1200 square foot apartment would have made it impossible for the group to make the first month's rent even if they pooled their money. Think I'm too picky? Probably. I see this (bringing back Friends) as a Hollywood problem. By that I mean television has run out of ideas just like Hollywood. I understand you are going with a proven vehicle in Friends, but there's a reason the show left the air the first time. I guess if you can reanimate a corpse for profit, why not go all out? Can ALF, Matlock, Facts of Life, or Family Ties be far behind? The trumpet blows again, and the six horsemen of the apocalypse are on the horizon: Joey, Chandler, Ross, Monica, Phoebe, and Rachel look to ride a beaten horse to the ground. Conquest, War, Famine, and Death never sounded so good. http://www.hollywood.com/news/detail/id/3477372 In a secret meeting before Christmas, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer and Matthew Perry reportedly agreed a $5 million apiece deal with NBC bosses in Los Angeles. UPDATE: NBC now denies there will be a Friends reunion, but did say the three guys are in talks, or have signed on, to do their own show. So the world isn't coming to an end yet... But is still going to hell at its normal rate.


Blogger Lyn said...

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Please feel free to participate, nominate, and spread the word. Thanks! Lyn from FBO

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