Disappointment lead to anger…

Goddamn Hulu makes me wait until Wednesdays to watch Forever.  And it’s always the episode that aired the previous Tuesday.  Arrrghhh!

…Just thought I’d share that thought.  🙂

(I’m not actually angry.  I’m used to having to wait longer to watch what I want.  I’d get Hulu Plus and be able to see each episode sooner, but they still make you sit through commercials even though you’ve paid a subscription fee.  No, what I’ll be angry about is if this series gets cancelled after only one season.  Seems to happen all too often with shows I enjoy.  *grumbles something about John Doe*)

 

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About Thomas Weaver

I’m a writer and editor who got into professional editing almost by accident years ago when a friend from university needed someone to copyedit his screenplay about giant stompy robots (mecha). Having discovered that I greatly enjoy this kind of work, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use ever since as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom. I'm physically disabled, and for the past several years, I’ve lived with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It's worked out rather well so far. My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have six cats. (The preferred term is "Insane Cat Gentleman.") I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.
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9 Responses to Disappointment lead to anger…

  1. Laura L. says:

    *whispers “Firefly”

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    • I only watched half of Firefly — couldn’t get into it because the story ignored the stuff I was most interested in — but I understand anyway. The series probably would have gotten around to that story arc if they’d had more time.

      Back in the mid-80s, there was a television series written as a sequel to the sci-fi movie Starman. It was, at the time, the ONLY thing on television I liked enough to watch on a regular basis (and I developed a moderate fear of the actor who played the antagonist, but let’s not go into that). So of course it got cancelled after one season. I sometimes wish someone would do a reboot of that — without the campiness that all television sci-fi had in the 80s — but then I remember that it would probably be turned into a tedious soap-opera-like thing as has happened with other series (I had such high hopes for the reboot of The Tomorrow People…) and then there would be nerd rage the likes of which the internet has never before seen. Better if they leave it alone. Sony finally released the original on dvd, after all.

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  2. They cancel the shows WE like too. We are always grateful when one of them survives to a second season. Rare enough.

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  3. Mei-Mei says:

    Is Forever good? My husband keeps talking about watching it, but we don’t even have time for the shows we’re already in the middle of lol

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    • Mei-Mei says:

      Also, I thought it was fear that lead to anger… 😉

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      • Indeed it does, but I was paraphrasing a quote far less famous: “Disappointment leads to rage.” My friend Grace says that about nerd rage. I don’t think my reaction to not getting to watch something I’ve been looking forward to is nearly at the level of true nerd rage, but still, the line was there, and I needed a title for the post.

        My actual reaction to the delay on getting to watch Forever because Hulu is evil was a sigh and, “Yeah, it figures…” And as it turns out, I don’t think episode 14 has actually aired yet; neither Hulu nor IMDB is indicating that is has. More disappointment.

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    • Forever is good, but the majority of the plot focuses on normal crime-solving drama stuff. The not-normal aspect of the story… is slow to build, doled out in small snippets, even though you get to see part of it in the very first scenes of the first episode. Personally, I love the pacing of this series so far, but, as they say, YMMV.

      If I start blathering on my blog about how much fun dramatic irony is, I’ve probably just seen another episode of Forever. The writers for that show are brilliant.

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