I'm not feeling too great about today's news. A lot of it's unsettling. I did find a sort of cool video with Ian McKellen in it, but that just doesn't make up for the rest. I mean, someone's giving Octomom a show, and that's not even the worst thing I read today. Click to accompany my misery.
After the brutal early reviews of this new AMC series, I expected The Prisoner premiere to feel like something akin to the time I had to watch nine consecutive hours of the Real Housewives of Atlanta for work, but condensed, maximized and worse. But I don't know -- perhaps it's a testament to going into something with the lowest expectations possible, but dare I say I kind of enjoyed the two-hour episode? I don't think it's nearly as bad as it's being made out to be.
I was one of the lucky people (depending on your perspective) who actually got to see Ian McKellen live in King Lear last year. It was a fine production, highlighted by the fact that Magneto drops trou (well actually he doesn't drop it, he more like pulls off his nightshirty costume over his head in a fit). It got quite a bit of attention at the time and it's run at BAM (The Brooklyn Academy of Music) was sold out. I actually had to go to one of the boroughs in order to see a very long play.