People Underestimate the Value of a Good Ramble

Sunday, December 9, 2012

I admit it. I'm shallow.

No, seriously.

So yesterday my husband flips on the TV and says to me, "Quick, what movie is this?"

I see Donald Sutherland and Kristy Swanson, so, of course, I know it's Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Apparently, he's never seen the movie and somehow thinks I won't immediately recognize it. I'm not really a fan of the movie, but it's still Buffy and I'm usually forced to watch if I see it on. It's a personal issue.

Of course, he said "this is crap" and he started switching channels.  He stopped on some movie, I have no idea what it was, but it had a pretty solid cast; I recognized Vanessa Redgrave, Claire Danes and Meryl Streep.  The first scene we saw was an old woman, lying in bed and a slightly younger old woman, dressed in an evening gown, is talking to her and saying she's the night nurse. That scene went on way too long. Then the next scene was two younger girls (maybe 20's) sitting on a bed and talking about one of the girls' wedding, which was coming up.

These two scenes went on for about 20 minutes. Of just women talking. Twenty minutes! What is that about?? I was ready to change the channel back to Buffy after about two minutes of that. I'm not a fan of people just talking in movies. There wasn't even any interesting mood music or anything. And he ended up watching the movie until the end.

I had to leave the room.

I'd much rather watch a bad vampire movie - several times - than a "good" boring movie at all. Any day of the week. I need some action if you're going to keep my interest.

So, fine, I'm shallow.

I just don't know when my husband turned into a woman.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

After meeting Kristy Swanson and interviewing her, I felt so guilty of our negative podcast on the movie. Im not a fan of the movie, but it has its moments such as Paul Reubens death scene