Julie Barrett is a freelance writer and photographer based in Plano, TX.

Hooray for the PVR!

Fresh when it gets here from Julie Barrett
Sunday, March 9, 2008

We caught the Dresden Files unaired pilot over the weekend. The Sci-Fi Channel was apparently so unimpressed with it that they aired it yesterday at 2:00 in the morning. We set the PVR to record and watched the show last night.

I wanted to weep.

The pilot was good. Someone had a flippin' clue. The pilot ran for two hours, and was fairly true to the spirit - if not the letter - of the book. Bob was a skull, though voiced by Terrance Mann. We got a glimpse of the Blue Beetle. Murphy was less of a skeptic than she was in the series.

Had the rest of the shows been this good I'd have been a very happy camper. Instead, we got watered-down Dresden.

Oh, I forgot: This is the network that thinks wrestling is good entertainment for SF fans.

Pardon me while I bang my head on the desk for a while.

Ah. Nope, didn't help. Excuse me ....

Oh, fuggidabout it.

So then we decided to watch SNL. Made it through half an hour and didn't laugh at all. Am I just getting old, or is it that unfunny?

Wonder if there's anything else good on the PVR?


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