Hey there again,
It seems I’ve been in too much of a rush to announce that the weather became bearable. Halas that was not the case! It’s getting hotter and hotter and humidity drives me crazy. When I came to Canada, I thought it would be cooler in summer but I’m afraid it is hotter than in Europe. Disappointing from my point of view. It’s like living in a perpetual sauna and I must confess I don’t like saunas.
In other words, it’s been a tough period for me. I prefer to feel the chill in the air not the heat waves.
Besides everything, it’s been a very surprising week and the most surprising thing is that I’m in the situation to admit that I have no sense of humor. Either that or the television people have started to classify the movies and series in a way that eludes my basic understanding.
I think I’ve told you before (and if not, you find out now) that whenever I’m stressed or tired, I relax watching comedies. Well, I finished The Big Bang Theory, which I watched on Crave, a program I subscribed to because one can watch movies without the pestering commercials. On regular programs, a film that should last an hour and a half turns into a four-hour film because of commercials and I don’t have the necessary patience to stay put for four hours only to see the same commercials over and over again. So Crave sounded good.
Anyway, when I finished The Big Bang Theory, correctly classified under comedies, I turned my attention to the series listed above it, The Big C. I thought that the title sounded intriguing enough and as it was listed as a comedy, it was exactly what the doctor had prescribed to me.
Well, it’s a very good series, if you want to cry buckets, and I don’t exaggerate. How the TV people thought that a series about a woman with four stage melanoma, with almost everyone around her dying (probably, that’s the comedy factor: everyone dies but her), could be classified under comedy, I don’t know, but either the sense of humor registered a huge shift in the contemporary society and I’ve been left behind (everything is possible, as there are lots of things and behaviors around that I don’t understand anymore and I don’t bother to ponder upon) or those people lost their minds and find humor in tragedy, death and broken hearts.
Don’t misunderstand me: as far as drama goes (at least in my outdated mind) this is one of the greatest series I’ve ever seen! It seems that I’ve been hooked and even though it is not the comedy I hoped for, I can’t let it go. I have to watch it, no matter what.
The continuous fight to take control of a life that got out of hand and the microcosms of parallel misfortunes, tribulations and crashed hopes are compelling. It’s like a book that terrifies you but you cannot very well leave it alone. You have to immerse yourself in that parallel misery like you’ve been caught in the spider web and you cannot break free anymore.
This has been on my mind for the last few days and I had to let it out. That doesn’t mean I will write a long post – no time, I’m afraid. I have a magazine issue to work on and it will not get ready by itself. That’s a work that provokes ambivalent feelings in me. On one hand, I can’t wait to put it up there and show the world: look, what these marvelous people brought you, enjoy! On the other, I fear the 4:30 a.m. in the morning of 15th, when I have to wake up and check the site and see what other blunder took place, because no matter what I write, the website has a life of itself and categories appear differently than what I put there and, worse, people’s works don’t appear at all. Well, it’s a work of love and hate. Let’s see which one wins this time.
See you around! And don’t forget, new interviews to come up. I hope you enjoyed the previous two. There were two different authors, two different generations and two different points of view. If you haven’t read them, do so! They deserve it, believe me!
Born sometime in the past century, living in the 21st century.
Sometimes I have good ideas... (what do you think?)
Sometimes fascinating guests!
(that for sure!)
Sometimes I have to share some of my frustrations,..
(not too tempting, huh!)
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