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wyntermoon
01-14-2008, 04:42 AM
It's not often that I'm hit in the face with just how opposite my husband and I are. I was excited about the start of PBS's series on Jane Austen tonight - he countered my love for Persuasion with "Uh, there's a two hour premiere of The Terminator. Wanna see that instead?"

WTH?

He touches that TV tonight and they'll find his body buried in the backyard.

Sage
01-14-2008, 04:43 AM
I'm personally faced with that same decision ;)

Silver King
01-14-2008, 04:45 AM
Jane who? Bring on Arnold! ;)

We have five televisions in the home and never argue about programs.

wyntermoon
01-14-2008, 04:55 AM
I'm sending him to your house. ;)

Kerr
01-14-2008, 05:03 AM
Tough decision, but personally I always vote for the latest (especially all the corny SCI FI's) Premieres. Not Arnold, this time, but a series opener. Can't miss the grand opening. I did miss the new vamp opener, though that will be repeated tonight at 12:30. We have two TV's here.

Silver King
01-14-2008, 05:04 AM
I'm sending him to your house. ;)
I just realized it's the network version of Terminator you mentioned, so no Arnold. The actress playing the lead looks fairly athletic in the trailers. :)

We have plenty of TVs and hardly anyone to watch them. Two are in spare bedrooms, one is in the garage, the main one gets turned on once or twice a week, and the one I watch is mostly for films. There's lots of waste in this household!

CACTUSWENDY
01-14-2008, 05:06 AM
So Moon, you like cookies and cake? Will send you some in jail. (snicker.....)

I saw part of the Jane....and will watch the T instead. They have already started that here last night and was kind of let down by it. At least with the T I know I will get me some laughs.....lol.

Best of luck and wishes to those that have to share the TV's with others.

jst5150
01-14-2008, 05:16 AM
TiVo.

Sage
01-14-2008, 05:16 AM
Summer, Summer, Summer!!!

PattiTheWicked
01-14-2008, 05:35 AM
I'm DVRing both of them, and then can watch at my leisure. Anyone touches that remote control, there will be blood.

Judg
01-14-2008, 05:55 AM
TV? What's that? ;) I'd be glad to hear the reviews of Persuasion movie, though. I bought and read the book a few months ago.

K1P1
01-14-2008, 05:58 AM
Oh, is that tonight? Frankly, I'd rather re-read the book. On the other hand, it beats working on financial aid applications (have I said how much fun I'm having right now?)

clockwork
01-14-2008, 06:03 AM
Why can't we have--

Jane Austen's The Terminator

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a T-800 in possession of a good CPU must be in want of a phased plasma rifle in the forty watt range."

SpookyWriter
01-14-2008, 06:37 AM
Wrong Austin.

http://www.arnoldsportsfestival.com/images/newsletter/g_briana_tindall_2.jpg

paprikapink
01-14-2008, 06:39 AM
Did she just get a tetanus shot?

K1P1
01-14-2008, 06:42 AM
You'd look demented too, if you had a rock stuck through your head.

ZannaPerry
01-14-2008, 08:28 AM
The Terminator show was actually pretty cool. It's no James Cameron T1/T2 but pretty awesome, and some of the acting is a bit humorous but other than that, it looks to be a fun show.

Mom'sWrite
01-14-2008, 08:51 AM
Why can't we have--

Jane Austen's The Terminator

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a T-800 in possession of a good CPU must be in want of a phased plasma rifle in the forty watt range."


I can't account for it, but this makes me what to break things. I'd sooner have you call my mother naughty names then see something like this happen to St. Jane.

Beaker
01-14-2008, 09:43 AM
CRAP! I forgot about the Austen series starting tonight! I even sent myself an email about it. I am such a freaking idiot. I've seen Persuasion, but still, you can't beat all six in a row.

padnar
01-14-2008, 10:09 AM
I am Padma here . Though I am an Indian I am her fan
and read Pride and prejudice five times .I love the way she potrayed
Elizabeth.
padma

talps
01-14-2008, 10:18 AM
Watching The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Guilty on all charges.

And it was actually good fun.

Disclaimer: I'd also thoroughly enjoy watching Summer Glau (the female Terminator) stir a bowl of oatmeal for an hour straight, so my opinion is not to be trusted.

My-Immortal
01-14-2008, 10:32 AM
Wow...I missed both. Well, okay, admittedly, I only knew about the Terminator series, but I completely forgot that it started tonight. <sigh> Are they replaying it again any time soon?

eek_a_snake
01-14-2008, 01:29 PM
Summer Glau (the female Terminator)

Wasn't she River in Firefly/Serenity?

Shadow_Ferret
01-14-2008, 04:56 PM
Jane Austin? On PBS? Double ew.

PattiTheWicked
01-14-2008, 05:15 PM
I watched the first half hour of Persuasion and had to shut it off. I thought it was boring. It's my second favorite Austen story, after P&P, and I thought the guy playing Wentworth was really wooden. There was no chemistry between him and Anne. The one bright spot appeared to be Tobias Menzies (of HBO's Rome) as Walter Eliot -- he was quite good, actually -- but even that couldn't make me watch the rest.

The other version with Ciaran Hinds is far better.

wyntermoon
01-14-2008, 06:30 PM
I agree, I loved the Hinds version better but I consoled myself with watching the Monarchy program following it and felt much better. :D

clockwork
01-14-2008, 06:36 PM
I can't account for it, but this makes me what to break things. I'd sooner have you call my mother naughty names then see something like this happen to St. Jane.

You should see what I can do to Wuthering Heights. ;)

ccarver30
01-14-2008, 09:06 PM
I watched some of both. LOL

Mom'sWrite
01-14-2008, 10:44 PM
You should see what I can do to Wuthering Heights. ;)

Infidel!

kellysarah
01-14-2008, 10:56 PM
Summer Glau is in a series on the Terminator? Cool.

PattiTheWicked
01-22-2008, 05:25 PM
Did anyone catch Northanger Abbey on Sunday? It was quite good, and the guy who played Henry Tilney was adorable.

BBC has redeemed themselves for the drudgery that was "Persuasion".

wyntermoon
01-22-2008, 05:45 PM
I felt the same! Much better than Persuasion. :D

PattiTheWicked
01-23-2008, 01:14 AM
I did think they ended it a bit abruptly -- it was like someone said, "Wrap this up, you've got ten minutes!" but it was still good. It helped to have read the book beforehand.

I read a nifty interview with Andrew Davies, the screenwriter, where he talked about the unseen sexual tension in Jane Austen's world. I thought "NA" did a good job of portraying that, without going into so much sexuality that it took away from the original work.