|Weird Night in TV Land
||[Feb. 12th, 2011|05:38 am]
Kelly J. Cooper
I actually got up relatively early (for me) and was all set to Get Stuff Done when I sat down and ended up taking a 4+ hour nap on the couch. Dammit.
After waking up, I caught one of my favorite shows, Supernatural, then I watched the end of a 20/20 special on a strange cold case in LA, CA. Then I slipped into the bad plan of staying up late to watch TV.
Zombies caught my eye and I watched Dead Air about an aerosolized hyper-rabies. It stars the traditionally creepy Bill Moseley as the golden-voiced DJ watching his city burn... LA, CA again. It's not a good movie, although Moseley's pretty good and he sounds great. But it's an interesting movie and it definitely tried to be politically thought-provoking. He starts off his night-long radio show talking about paranoia and ends up in a weird military industrial complex snafu by way of Islam.
Definitely a good night for mind-fuckery as I caught the very end of Repo Men (although I like the original title, which was the title of the book that inspired the movie, Repossession Mambo, better) as I was channel surfing, looking for something else after Dead Air. Now I kinda want to watch the rest of the movie & see how it got there.
Repo Men was done just in time for me to switch over to The Crazies which was interesting and messed up in a way I didn't expect. It starts off as a traditional zombie movie then takes a hard right turn - again, into a weird military industrial complex snafu.
Finally, I watched the end of the exceedingly creepy The Quiet, and it was just oogy in an emotionally fucked-up way. It sort of hints at The Spiral Staircase (original or remake, it doesn't really matter) without actually succeeding. It might have had more of an impact if it had tried that angle. As it was, I just kinda felt emotionally manipulated. Which may have been the point, to tell the truth.
Now I'm feeling all tetchy about communicable diseases, teenage girls, and bad military choices.