Anyone watch the Dresden Files Sunday night? After two episodes, I have mixed feelings about the show. Like the actor who plays Harry, Paul Blackthorne. Was thrown by Bob having human shape (actor Terrence Mann. I guess that’s for TV. ) Wasn’t scared by anything that happened and didn’t for a minute fear for the kid Harry had to save. No special thrills or chills in the second either. The female cop was miscast, in my humble opinion. Too much of a girly-girl. And the humor was practically non-existent. A big mistake, again imo. I’ll probably watch at least once more. For Jim Butcher, though I imagine he’s taken his money and run. I have a friend who knows him who said he commented that he spent the first week after its debut listening to the howls of protest from his fans. It’s not over yet, I fear. I noted Nicolas Cage was one of the executive producers. Let’s hope he makes a guest appearance or two.
In other news, The Denver Post had an interesting article about the Clive Cussler/ Phil Anschutz debacle set to go to trial this week. Cussler says the producers of the movie Sahara violated a deal that gave him approval rights over the film. Anschtz (and lawyers for his production company, Crusader Entertainment) counter that Cussler did not keep his promises to support the movie and instead, made negative comments to the press. I guess we could file this in the who cares department except for the obscene amount of money being spent by both sides. You’d think Cussler and Anschutz would have better things to do. It’s like elk in mating season, the clash of two giant egos that will keep butting heads until one lies bleeding in the snow.
And speaking of snow, with over a foot of the stuff on the ground, even my hike-crazy husband has decided to stay off the trails for a while. Gives us a chance to see some movies. Sunday we caught The Last King of Scotland
. Dark, scary stuff as only real life can be. Forest Whitaker deserves the Oscar. The other surprise—Gillian Anderson (remember her from X-Files) looking great but so different I didn’t recognize her. She’s blonde, has long hair and is much thinner.
Interesting (?) factoid: The last time Denver got as much snow as we've gotten these past 3 weeks was in 1913.
Great. Just great. Off to Love is Murder
in Chicago. It will probably be nicer there than here.