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This is London, not Antartica, so why don't the tubes run all night,
You are my Girlfriend, not Molly Ringwald, so why won't you stay here tonight,
This is sixth form poetry not Keats or Yeats, and now we find the part that we both hate.

We love the city because it lets us down, We love the city NOT the suburbs that surround.
We love all the dirty things, that lead us to think, that maybe true love could be found.
We love the city because its how we live, We love the city cause it never loves us back.
We love it all because sometimes, even though they're hard to find, it contains all the virtues we lack.

(Hefner "We Love The City")

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Don't like exams.
8th Mar 2005, 17:37  

Len Corby says:

You have an exam on American Gothic??

8th Mar 2005, 17:45

kel says:

er, no... but some people do, apparently! what was that tv show about again?

8th Mar 2005, 17:47

Len Corby says:

Some gothic Americans? I never watched it ...

8th Mar 2005, 17:49

kel says:

looked a bit like a rip off of twin peaks... i feel some imdb distraction coming on..

8th Mar 2005, 17:54

ladislav says:

Blimey. I take it you won't be up for celebrating my birthday on April 13th, then? Anyway, good luck, not that you'll need it.

8th Mar 2005, 18:04

neel says:

American Gothic is a fine example of a genre series killed off by American Network Executives that don't understand quality television.

Gary Cole stars as Lucas Black, Sheriff of hick town Trinity and potentially the Devil himself. It's a great little oddball series that was cut down in its prime with only one season to its name. Check it out.

8th Mar 2005, 18:17

alfie says:

Great summation there Neel - for some reason Im reminded of a show that was axed for the same reasons, called profit - It began with this kid who saw a train with a company logo in it go past his window every morning, he lived in a box, and decided to dominate corporate america when he grew up. Mad good show.

8th Mar 2005, 18:24

Len Corby says:

He he ... I know this has only the most tenuous link to the above, but does anyone else remember Highway to Heaven.

8th Mar 2005, 19:30

neel says:

Highway to Heaven wasn't that thing with the bloke from Little House on the Prarie doomed to walk the earth as the living dead and always seemed to be on ITV on Sunday afternoons, was it? Didn't see it.

Profit kicked all manner of ass, and only had about 6 episodes, if I remember correctly. A little too close for comfort for the Powers That Be, perhaps?

8th Mar 2005, 19:38

Len Corby says:

Yeah ... that's the one. Mullet guy and beardy guy roaming the Midwest, saving all manner of peoples lives. I think mullet guy was an angel. I'm not sure how beardy guy got involved.

Kinda like a cross between Quantum Leap and the Littlest Hobo.

Nothing, absolutely nothing like Dick Spanner whatsoever.

8th Mar 2005, 19:44

neel says:

Ah, Gerry Anderson's finest post-Scarlet hour.

8th Mar 2005, 19:50

mat says:

Have you seen the New Scarlet on CiTV?

It's actually rather good. And they've kept the "bom bom bom. bom bom bom bom" fast-cut back-and-forth style from the original. Always my fav bit, that bit.

8th Mar 2005, 20:39

neel says:

It is extremely good, to my great surprise. It vaugely annoys me that they've changed the actual "bom bom bom - bom bom-bom bom!" to a different rhythm, though.

Making Scarlet's original Mysteronization happen on Mars, at the same time as Captain Black's, makes sense. The update to the uniforms is great. Lieutenant Green as a girl is cool. "Skybase" rather than "Cloudbase" works very well. Giving Destiny a larger role is perfectly fitting. The new SPV's are fracking great.

I wish they had the same voices, and although Blue and white look pretty much the same, Scarlet's changed - maybe a problem with the Cary Grant likeness. And Captain Black almost seems too much like a normal person who's a terrorist, rather than a walking embodiment of Mysteron power.

I'm really hoping to see some kind of arc storyline develop, something that the original version lacked: the Mysterons just kept doing the same sort of thing, and Spectrum kept doing theirs.

But overall it's well worth sitting through a bit of kids' TV for.

8th Mar 2005, 21:09

Serena Svenson says:

I agree that LT. Green as a woman is cool. Girl Power!!!

28th Jul 2005, 22:07

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