Once again, we have an old review, but another positive one. I’m saving the darker stuff for later, for when I feel worse. I will get a mean drunk on later, and it will be funny. And then it will be sad, and then it will be HANUKKAH! And then we’ll have another three weeks of this shit to get through and then OH FANCY WHY DID I START THIS? Anyway, let’s talk about this episode…
What say we get this VEWPRF season started off right? What better way to get a season started than with an episode of my favorite TV show? That’s right, I’ve got a holiday episode of Tales from the Darkside and I’m not afraid to review it! Like so many other Darkside episodes, this one is based on a short story. This time it’s based on a short story by Michael Bishop a Locus and Nebula Award winning writer. The screen play was written by Michael McDowell who also directed the episode. McDowell is also the man who created Beetlejuice as well as wrote some two dozen books. So what I’m saying is, in this episode, we’re in good hands. Unlike some holiday episodes, this will be a joy to watch. And with that, I just guaranteed you won’t even read past the opening paragraph, didn’t I? Look, I like some things, okay? I try to review things I think I’ll enjoy. Of course, since my program is being handed to me by forces I don’t really understand, it might be crap. I can’t see that happening since at worst a Darkside episode is just dull, but it might. C’mon! Read on and see what happens!
Again with the old stuff, we’ve got to start slow to work your way into it. You’ve got to go slow. December hasn’t started and this is a marathon, not a sprint!
A Claymation Christmas Celebration (1987 Dir. Will Vinton)
Ohh, look at me! I’m going to be the source for about a hundred fat jokes before this is done!
We contiune our attempt to bring a little spirit into you season with another classic review, another from the period when I was kidnapped by ninjas.
Cartoon Review: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Well, here we are. One of the biggies. I mean, after Charlie Brown, this is THE cartoon classic for my generation, isn’t it? The story of the meanest guy in the Christmas special stable. How does one get their hate on for The Grinch? Oh sure, there is a logical inconsistency at the end, but it’s a small one. Sure the Whos down in Whoville make one rethink the idea of ethnic cleansing, but how do you hate The Grinch? He’s like the best character for people who are, at best, ambivalent about Christmas. Can I hate The Grinch? I doubt it. Can I hate this special? Only time will tell my darlings…
Today’s VEWPRF thingy is over at Retroflix, it’s a Review of The Smurfs Christmas Special!