The bonobos-in-the-boardroom story is as good as I can make it, and off to Analog. Next on deck: um, not sure. Lemme sleep on it.
As I've said before, I wasn't impressed with the first episode of Marti Noxon's Point Pleasant, but I thought I'd watch a few more episodes to make sure I wasn't just tripping over opening clumsiness or jitters. Well, I've now watched 4.5 episodes, and I've quit for good. It's not getting any better.
Part of the problem is that the problems it poses aren't very interesting. Who will sleep with whom, who will betray whom, what old secrets will re-emerge to haunt this or that character. Yawn. To care about stuff like this, you have to care about the characters, and the characters just aren't interesting enough.
Another part of the show's problem is that the episodes seem, well, thin. Not that much is going on. Simple stuff seems strung out much too long, as if (say it softly) the show's writers didn't have enough ideas. Tsk-tsk.
And finally, the show has the same problem that James Cameron's promising Dark Angel had: the lead actress is a pretty woman who can't act.
So, goodbye Point Pleasant. If you get better in a year or two, let me know, but I'm not counting on it.
And speaking of James Cameron, did you hear he's finally, definitely, for-real making a film of Gunnm/Battle Angel? All I can hope is that the Cameron who makes the film is the same Cameron who made T2, and not the imposter who produced Dark Angel.
== shoka == (noun) bookshelf, bookcase
|Bottom radical is 'tree/wood' (木), here meaning timber. Top radical is 'add' (加), acting phonetically to express 'build up'. This character originally referred to building wooden objects such as frames or bridges ('span') with wooden timbers. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Add wood to build up span of frame.'|