Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Last Night's Surface (SPOILERS)

First, Surface, even goofier than usual. But never moreso than when Professor Boobs and Cletus the Slack-Jawed Yokel -- having followed a paper trail that no one in the super-secret Government organization made any effort to hide at all -- go to Berkeley and ask for a particular collection at the University Library.

The librarian tells them they seldom get requests to view that collection... and, as if to prove it, shows them to a room in the library in which every surface is covered with dust and stuff is just tossed here and there like it was your Aunt Gertie's garage.

They are immediately drawn to a particular -- and conveniently Sharpie-marked -- reel of film, and thread it into a handy projector and start watching.

Can I just say that if Monty Hall offered the average American a thousand dollars to find a reel-to-reel film projector with a working bulb that person would come up empty? But in movies and TV, no one is ever far from a completely functioning projector. But I digress.

Anyway, this long-forgotten film in this dusty library that no one ever visits -- yet it has a perfectly maintained projector -- was hilarious! It actually showed an expedition, apparently to Nepal or somesuch. But what was funny about it was that it was completely edited, along with reaction shots!! Somebody in the secret government organization that hoped this film would never see the light of day actually bothered to edit in reaction shots!!!

God, this show is amazing. It's like it's being written by refrigerator poetry.


3 comments:

Ellen said...

I just know I am going to be disappointed by the Surface finale.

The Miles storyline is alternately creepy and annoying.

I couldn't help but think they stole the old film idea from Lost.

I watched the first 4 hours of 24, but somehow can't bring myself to watch the rest. I've Moxi'ed (Adelphia's version of Tivo) the eps, so I can catch up. Is it really worth sticking with?

Michael Markowitz said...
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Michael Markowitz said...

Yes, yes, a thousand times yes.