Random commentary and senseless acts of blogging.
The first Republican president once said, "While the people retain their virtue and their vigilance, no administration by any extreme of wickedness or folly can seriously injure the government in the short space of four years." If Mr. Lincoln could see what's happened in these last three-and-a-half years, he might hedge a little on that statement.
Prisoners of Azkaban
Monday, August 26, 2002
Gary Farber notes that Buffy has secured the prestigious top spot on the Parents Television Council list of the worst prime time shows.
To which my response is 'finally'. I was wondering how long it would take for somebody in our community of self-appointed decency watchers to notice that one of the most popular shows among teenagers features a supporting heroine who is a lesbian witch. (The lesbian factor seems to have played a large role, since Angel, which is equally violent and has probably more occult plot elements, was unranked. The implied cunnilingus in 'Once More With Feeling' was mentioned specifically.) The fact that it took so long is an indication of how thoroughly the right has lost the culture wars.
Incidentally, the list of the 10 worst shows includes 5 that I watch consistently or semi-regularly. The 10 best include only one (Smallville) that I watch often.