Yeah, I don’t blame you. The past eight months since my last real entry have been wild. I went to a virtual speed dating event, matched with a dude, we chatted for a month before meeting, and then we never saw each other again. (I thought about writing a blog entry about it, but that split happened months ago and he moved back to Minnesota, so fuck him.) Then I met another guy, this Brazilian cutie, but after four months of talking (and finally meeting), it deteriorated over Christmas. 0-2 in 2020. Not great.
They’re creepy. They’re kooky. Some would say, mysteriously spooky. The Addams Family has occupied a unique place in the history of American sitcoms — sardonic, macabre, but also satirical and funny. From the television show to the two hilarious movies from the 90s, The Addams Family unique brand of darkness makes them as fresh and relevant as ever, especially at a time when so many things like astrology, tarot cards, and the like — “the occult” — are now mainstream. Even Tim Burton is looking to develop The Addams Family as a present-day, live-action series!
So in the spirit of Halloween, let’s do a fancast!
The IT Crowd is one of my favorite sitcoms from the 2000s. In season 2, episode 4 of the series — titled “The Dinner Party” — Jen meets a guy and plans for a dinner party, but it goes wrong when she ends up inviting her co-workers (Moss, Roy and Richmond) and they point out the unfortunate pronunciation of her new beau’s name: Peter File (which in a UK dialect sounds like pedophile).
Jen brushes it off, but when the two are set to go on holiday together, well…watch for yourself.
The older I get, the more I realize I’m Jen in these types of situations. In any type of situation, honestly.
Even if everything is seemingly going well, the slightest hiccup, error, or misstep activates my fight or flight response and I want out. I’m talking nuclear option here — block the phone number, send the email to spam, and go about the rest of my day like nothing happened.
This has only intensified since the pandemic started. The most recent time I did this? About an hour ago with a new therapist who was not available for our first consultation at our scheduled time.
(I mean…it’s good that I recognize the behavior when it happens right? Right?)
I don’t remember how I first found out about the Ace Attorney series of games, but once I started in on them, I was hooked on the memorable characters, difficult cases, and the interlocking story between all the installments.
Ace Attorney is one of Capcom’s lesser known franchises (next to Street Fighter or Mega Man), but it definitely holds it own. Next year, the franchise turns twenty years old! There have been spin-off games, an anime series, and of course…a live action film in Japan.
But what if the film was redeveloped and came to the U.S.? Let’s do a fancast!