Unwatchable

January 26, 2009 at 11:43 am (Entertainment)

So, The Last Templar makes The Librarian look like Lord of the Rings. We gave it seven minutes before we switched to the Travel Channel and watched some stocky fellow try to eat 12 pounds of cheeseburger and fries.

Now I have to wonder, are the miniseries of my youth just as awful? Have my memories of them been clouded by nostalgia and the excitement of getting to stay up late (my bedtime was 9 pm until I was about 14 years old)? Would I cringe to see Marco Polo, Shogun, The Last Days of Pompeii, The Wall, North and South, or even V again?

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4 Comments

  1. TragicCrusade said,

    Say it isnt so V was ALWAYS amazingly Cheesy Fear not It gets neither better nor worse with AGE. Out of work actors and actresses with west Coast Tasn swallowing live MICE AWESOME!!!

    The afterschool specialness of the NAZI sub-themes. You cant beat V

    Daniel turns in his grandparents to the Aliens. A troubled near gang-banger uses his “thuggishness” to fight off Aliesn and secure his right to use activator this stuff rules. And a half lizard half human little girl with a forked tongue saves the worldd by “Absorbing a nuclear blast” TC says HELL YEAH

  2. addie said,

    i have been thinking about trying to get my hands on North & South. i loved the theme song so much, i taped it with my boombox by holding it up to the tv.

  3. GunMonkey said,

    NBC’s remaking V, so even if the original doesn’t hold up, you’ll have a shiny new version to replace it.

    One of my exes wrote a retrospective on the original:

    http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,273184,00.html

  4. Eve L. Incarnata said,

    I watched about five minutes of The Last Templar, and t hen my brain started to melt.

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