Friday, April 02, 2004

Penn & Teller's Bullshit returns for a second season on Showtime this week, apparently; this is good news, since at the moment we get something like 73 Showtimes that never seem to show much of anything good. So far I think the only things I've watched on it were an imported episode of the BBC series Strange (Imagine Jeff from Coupling as a defrocked priest battling a conspiracy of demons. Now imagine it done on a BBC budget, and imagine watching it unable to stop waiting for Jeff to say "hippo" or "jam sandwich," and you will probably be able to imagine why the show was not picked up for additional series and why Richard Coyle, who played both Jeff and the former Father Strange, is not returning for the next series of Coupling) and, during an insomniac fugue, the unspeakably awful Jason Bateman/C. Thomas Howell/Jonathan Silverman/Annie Potts cancer road trip movie Breaking the Rules, away from which I simply could not look.

What the hell was I talking about? Right. Penn & Teller. Oughtta check out their show.

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