Monday, September 30, 2013

Come Monday...The Blacklist: Bob Iger

“Come Monday…” is a weekly series that will involve a review of (or commentary about) websites, movies, documentaries, television shows, sports, music, and whatever else may tickle my fancy at the time.  Be assured that these reviews will be generally positive, as in accordance to the Jimmy Buffett song “Come Monday.”  This is subject to change, however.  In fact, I would be most derelict in my duties to neglect going on a rant every once in a while.  For rants promote change, and change can be good—right?  Therefore, since good is generally considered as being a positive force in 99.3% of the parallel universes that I am aware of, even a rant could be considered as being something positive, and a genuine hissy-fit would be even better (so I’m told).

Just in case you do not already know, [Bob Iger] is the CEO of [The Walt DisneyCompany].  One of the parts to Disney is [ABC], and one of ABC’s new shows is [Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D].  Hence, the reason why Bob Iger has to be on the blacklist for high crimes and treason against all who hunger and thirst after good television shows to watch.

If you were suckered into watching the pilot episode last week, you know that there is not much more to be said, but for the benefit of those mercifully spared such a fate, ABC’s Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was as bad as the recent Iron Man movies have been good.  For the Iron Mans have been a delightful blend of awesome special effects, strong storylines and self-effacing humor.  Whereas, at least the pilot episode of the television show was all about defecation, and you can take that to mean whatever you dare to imagine (in a figurative sense).

Why blame Bob Iger?  After all, the television show is a nightmare formed in the mind of [Joss Wheden], which I find quite shocking.  For we liked his [Dollhouse], and loved his [Serenity].  Oh, and who doesn’t love his [Toy Story]?

Alas, I suppose he was due a flop, and Bob Iger is the man who ultimately made it happen (naturally-speaking, of course).  For no one can convince me that the CEO of the parent company has no say in what makes it on the air—regardless of how independently-run ABC may be.  Besides, I have a hard time trusting someone who has an office with a fairly thick layer of pixie dust covering the furniture.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, all of that is a matter of my opinion, and it may very well be wrong.  For Arlynda wants to keep watching the show, but with her being married to me, how could her judgment not be considered quite questionable (at best)?

On the other hand, we both absolutely loved NBC’s [The Blacklist], and neither one of us are ashamed to admit that it was just on account of it starring [James Spader] that had us intrigued to begin with.  For he most certainly delivered.

Is he not the most loveable evil genius since [Dr. Evil]?  For even when Spader is playing a straight up and down good guy, there is a rather ornery side to his nature that refuses to stay in the shadows for very long at a time.

Oh yeah, the things that he could do to Bob Iger…  I sure hope they write it into a script, but if they don’t, I have every confidence in Spader saving the day for us who hunger and thirst after good television shows to watch week after week.

It is arguable that The Blacklist is a rip-off of [The Silence of the Lambs] and related movies, but how is that a bad thing?  Be afraid, Bob Iger.  Be very afraid.

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  1. well I haven't seen any of those shows since I tend to stick to the oldies but goodies. It's not so bad watching reruns now that I'm older and tend to forget easily

  2. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Ann!!! Yes, we have noticed. (LOL?)

  3. i LOVED the blacklist!!! and, yes, i thought of silence of the lambs immediately, too, but in a friendlier, easier for me to take manner. :) i hope they can maintain the momentum they began in the first episode!

  4. Thanks for stopping by, my dear TWG!!! Will they wait until next season to reveal that Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone) is actually Reddington's (Spader's) daughter or granddaughter? Of course, delaying the big revelation for as long as possible would make for an intense subplot as Elizabeth becomes more and more obsessed with who she really is to Reddington.

  5. Dearie me, you do watch some rubbish!
    Buy a radio!

  6. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Adullamite!!! The CIA uses radio signals to control thoughts. As long as one does not have a radio, there is no way for the CIA to control them.

  7. I enjoyed the first episode of "The Blacklist", too. It was shown here last night...Monday night. It got better as the episode went along, I I'm looking forward to the next one! Of course, Elizabeth is his daughter...

    As I've said previously I've always been a big fan of Spader...since way back when...."Sex, Lies and Video Tapes"...was the first time I saw him.

    "Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D" starts here tomorrow night, Wednesday.

  8. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Lee!!! Hmm, I wonder why they don't have it set up to where you-all get Tuesday shows on Tuesday, even though it would be Monday here (I think). For it sounds like you-all are running a week behind to begin with. For the second episode aired here a little over three hours ago at 9:00 p.m. Central.

  9. Well, as it is Wednesday here now as I type...and it is still Tuesday up there where you are...and as we are way down here, a week between here and there when it comes to telecasts probably matters little. Once upon a time it took us longer to get some overseas shows. I'm not complaining. I suppose some of it has to do with programme timing...who knows?

    Monday 30th September was the date the first episode was shown here...and the second episode will be shown next Monday.

  10. Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Lee!!! With it being so confusing now, can you imagine what it would have been like to come ashore in Australia after being at sea coming from England for the last 2-3 months, according to the ship's calendar, only to find that six years, 42 months and 16 days had actually passed, according to the Australian calendar, a couple hundred years ago? Of course, my mathamatizing may be a little off. For I have always had trouble with the metric system.


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