It was one of those days….
1) Apparently air is no longer free. It costs 50cents to fill up my tires now. When did this happen?
2) NBC will be airing a Hannibal Lector TV series. I kid you not. I can’t make this sh*t up.
3) Prime Suspect was cancelled. It was one of the best cop dramas on TV
4) Why would someone wear a toque on such a warm day? Not an older person either, some young hipster with a wispy beard and a too-thin girlfriend.
5) Streaming TV with ads that I cannot fast-forward through. Very sneak, Shaw, very sneaky but I’m not happy.
Let’s hope tomorrow is a bit more of a glass half full day.
Air has been “for sale” for at least a couple of years. I discovered that when I had to pump up our bike tires, so I just bought a bike pump. It costs a buck at some gas stations!!!
I don’t get the toques in warm weather or the pants that hang just under a guy’s buttocks (we saw this fashion statement when we went to the beach in White Rock a couple of wks ago).
Some things are plain perplexing!
Hope you have a better day today!!!
Re: Hannibal. Pop culture icons exist to be reinvented, it seems.
Often it goes well. Examples:
– It would have seemed like a crass idea to bump Sherlock Holmes into the present day, but the BBC series Sherlock is one of the best things ever on TV. And the Guy Ritchie films with Robert Downey Jr. work with Holmes in his more conventional Victorian setting.
-Recasting the characters from the original Star Trek series would have seemed creatively perilous in advance, but it worked out in the recent feature film. I look forward to the sequel due out next year.
-See also: James Bond, Batman. The brain trust behind Batman Begins, The Dark knight and The Dark Knight Rises are calling the shots on a feature-film reboot of Superman – interiors shot in the Lower Mainland; exteriors in Illinois, Chicago, L.A – that actually, from advance publicity, looks pretty interesting. Russell Crowe as Jor-El? Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent? Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Kal-El/Superman? Directed by the 300’s Zack Snyder? Could work.
-I will not be surprised, in years to come, when some filmmaker recasts Indiana Jones with a 30-ish actor so they can reboot the film series much as Bond was rebooted with Daniel Craig.
As for Hannibal, the idea of a TV series seems, on the surface, like a sleazy cash grab, but the guy in charge has come up with an interesting approach ( http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/04/19/bryan-fuller-hannibal/ ) that actually might work. We’ll see. The TV guy has some credible creative chops. I’ll wait for the first episode to decide. One big question. Who’s going to play Lector? Which actor is brave enough to go up against Anthony Hopkins’ Oscar-winning take? It would be like playing the Joker post Heath Ledger.
P.S-My one doubt, in advance, about TV Hannibal is doing it on American network TV – i.e. NBC. Given the nature of the likely material, it would have seemed more a fit for HBO (The Game of Thrones network), AMC (Home of Mad Men and The Walking Dead) or Starz.