Sunday, August 28, 2011

Day 272 - Julie & Julia on TV

Day 272.

I can't remember the last time I actually watched Julie & Julia on a television set. Back in the early days of the L/J&J Project, I used to watch it on Netflix Instant and now I usually just play the DVD on my laptop. And I guess I'll occasionally play that shit on my iPhone on a busy day. But when I saw that J&J was airing on Lifetime this evening, I thought I'd try it out and see if a change in scenery would improve the viewing.


Well, for starters, the 2 hour and 3 minute movie was a whopping three hours long now, thanks to commercials, but surprisingly enough, I didn't mind the extra hour. It was actually kind of nice to have some commercial breaks in there to cut up that piece-of-shit movie into somewhat more palatable smaller portions of shit.

This was the first time watching TV that I was actually looking forward to watching commercials. In fact, I audibly groaned whenever Julie & Julia came back on. That Prilosec ad was just getting good!


I also had the privilege of being able to see the cable company-written synopsis of the movie for the first time, which read:
This witty adaptation of Julie Powell's autobiographical book stars Amy Adams as an amateur chef who decides to try out every recipe in a cookbook by Julia Child (Meryl Streep) and writes about it in a blog over the course of a year. (Comedy, 123 Mins.)

That's a serviceable synopsis, I suppose. But if it were up to me, I might change a thing or two about it: 
This SHITTY adaptation of SATAN'S BIBLE stars Amy Adams as a PROFESSIONAL BITCH who decides to try out every recipe in a cookbook by Julia Child (THE GODDESS MERYL STREEP) and WIPES HER ASS ON YOUR EYES over the course of a year. (HORROR/TRAGEDY, LIKE, A BILLION Mins.)

 
At least there was an all new episode of Drop Dead Diva to look forward to afterwards. It's the little things that get me through each day.

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Julie & Julia
Quote of the Day: "You can teach on television."

8 comments:

  1. I am told Drop Dead Diva is a very good show. Did they cut anything from the movie?

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  2. That synopsis was the funniest thing I've ever read

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  3. Dude, watch Drop Dead Diva. It's fantastic. Plus there's an Asian woman in it... the fabulous Margaret Cho. That's more than J&J can claim in its all-white cast!

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  4. I love Drop Dead Diva!

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  5. "and wipes her ass on your eyes..." Oh, can't stop laughing!

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  6. i watched this as well; i thought of your blog at the beginning. lets just say i don't know how you handle watching this everyday. bahh

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