I like to give people a glimpse into my life every once in a while.
(Any more often than that, and people find that they exceed their HMO's mental health allowance.)
Today's glimpse involves the TV series "Heroes" and my wife. Some people watch it while it's actually airing on TV. Some people record it on DVR and watch it later at their convenience.
Some people (like us) rent all 7 discs of Season 1 at Blockbuster and barricade themselves in their home and forego eating, bathing and bodily functions because the discs are due on Tuesday and we must. watch. them. all . NOW. The show is addictive because of all the twists and confusing details like who is good or bad, who is alive or dead and who is going to spontaneously explode in the street (or not?).
So today, Cindy went ahead and watched an episode while I was at work. She gave me the following running commentary in an email so I wouldn't miss out on the latest developments. It's a good thing she wrote the explanations, because otherwise I would be totally lost.
(names have been masked slightly so as not to ruin it for those of you who haven't watched it yet.)
"Running account...I think it is all crystal clear now.
"Petr*lli is a good guy. No wait, he's a bad guy. But he may be a good guy. He loves Cla*re. No wait, he's killing Cla*re. Maybe he's bad after all. No wait, that's actually Syl*r killing Cla*re. So maybe he is good after all. But no, now he wants the Dr. to kill someone. So he must be bad.
"Cla*re is alive. She's brunette. She's hiding. She's found. She's being killed.
"Syl*r is alive. No, he's dead. No, he's alive.
"The other Petr*lli has a scar. He's good. No, maybe he's bad.
"H*ro is good. No, he is bad and is killing people. No, there he's good again. Wait. There are two H*ro's. Oh, cr*p. I have no idea what is going on."
That pretty much sums up the show. If any of you are producing movies and you need someone to write summaries for the backs of the dvd cases, just contact Cindy. She has a gift, really.
Oh, and if any of you were in the middle of watching Season 1, and I've just ruined it for you, just squeeze your eyes shut really hard and quiver a little bit...
If you don't watch the show, then you won't get those instructions and you'll just look really stupid trying.