Monday, January 07, 2013

Movie Monday: The "Springsteen Was Right" Edition...

I'm sure you've heard it before. Maybe you've even said it yourself.

"There's nothing on television."

Bruce Springsteen even wrote a song about it, back in 1992: "57 Channels (And Nothin' On)".

I've come to the conclusion that he's correct. At least for today.

I was looking for a good movie to watch this afternoon. Nothing. Crickets. At least, nothing I want to watch. One channel teased me with a listing for The Thomas Crown Affair. Right. It's the 1999 remake, not the 1968 originial, which I would be very happy to watch. TCM is showing a Paul Newman movie. Good, right? Well, no. It's Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956). It's a boxing movie, and I really don't like either boxing or movies about it. The Departed, which is a good movie, was on, on Fox Movie Channel. Don't subscribe to it.

So, I decided to look for a good series repeat to watch. There are several channels on my cable system that primarily show re-runs of old series. Just, at this time of day, apparently, not the old shows I want to watch. Really. I didn't much like All in the Family when it was on originally.

Documentary? I like documentaries. Anyone who has read here regularly knows that about me. Only, what's mostly on right now are "reality" shows and true-crime series. I guess I could always watch the news - it's that time of day, but half the time these days most of the news sounds like re-runs.

What's that? I should go read a book? Work on my writing?

Yes, you're right. I could do that. Actually, I've already done those things today, and will probably do more of them later. I kind of wanted a break, which is why I turned on the TV in the first place.

Well, since it is Movie Monday, here is a trailer for the 1968 version of The Thomas Crown Affair, starring Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway. It's a good movie. You should see it when you get the chance:

And, finally, I'm going to leave this for you, the song that Springsteen wrote, that could be my theme song today:

Maybe it won't be quite so true tomorrow.


Diane Tingen said...

Sadly, there's more like 257 channels these days (or more), and most of the time, there's still nothing on!!

Diane Tingen said...

Hey, I just noticed (and maybe I've pointed this out before, just don't remember) that you live in Fresno, CA. I was born and raised in Fresno - lived there until I was 23 years old (with two years at BYU in Provo). How long have you lived there?

littlemissattitude said...

I've been in Fresno proper since 2005. But before that, I lived in Sanger for many years, which means I had to come into Fresno to do anything interesting.

Funny thing, I also spent some time in Provo at BYU. Only I didn't like it there at all and went home (to Southern California at the time) after two months. That was a very long time ago.

And, yeah, we've got at least a couple hundred channels, plus OnDemand. It's ridiculous when there isn't anything interesting on any of them. It especially makes me crazy when I want to watch something in the middle of the night and fully half of those channels are showing infomercials.


Ashley said...

I loved that song, but isn't that why we blog - because there is nothing on TV???

littlemissattitude said...

I never thought about it that way, but yeah, that's probably part of it.