Janet is married to a doctor who's married to his work. She wants to live her life with passion, danger, and romance like Fuchsia Monroe, a soap opera character she watches religiously. ... See full summary »

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Janet is married to a doctor who's married to his work. She wants to live her life with passion, danger, and romance like Fuchsia Monroe, a soap opera character she watches religiously. When her television goes haywire, her friend Louise convinces her to get cable. With her husband unresponsive to her "needs," she begins a steamy affair with the cable guy. Written by grrlpunk

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Louise: Weren't you watching?
Janet: Of course, I was watching upstairs on the television until the damn picture went out.
Louise: Janet, when are you going to join the rest of us in the 20th century and get cable? The picture is so much better. Plus, you get HBO and everything. It would really improve the quality of your life.
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Caaaaaaaable Guuuuuuy!
10 March 2006 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

Very lackluster and ordinary "Tales from the Crypt" episode that really hasn't got anything to offer apart from a couple of mild grins, maybe. The story seriously lacks originality, excitement and – most of all – the solid hand of a real director. Andy Wolk mainly just did TV-drama's and late Friday night thrillers and his work for HBO's series is pretty weak compared to great directors like Walter Hill, Russell Mulcahy or Tom Holland. Fed up with her workaholic husband and inspired by her favorite soap opera on TV, housewife Janet starts a sexual relationship with hunky cable guy Abel. As a matter of course, her husband finds out about his wife's infidelity and uses his medical breakthrough discovery to avenge himself. 98% of the story is really boring and it shamelessly uses footage from another fictional soap opera as pure padding. There's not the least bit of gore and the attempt to black humor entirely misses its effect, simply because the premise is so unoriginal. I usually think Anthony LaPlagia is a cool dude, but he looks rather stupid her as God's bubblegum-chewing gift to women. Besides, how many lame ambiguous jokes can they possible make in 30 minutes? Abel's powerful cable represents the male reproductive organ, yeah okay we get it.


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