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The Greg Behrendt Show (2006)
Inspirational Daytime Talk
When I was younger I would watch daytime talk shows like Maury rather frequently. My issue with Maury is that it was so repetitive in its content. Also, it kind of took humanity down a peg. Everyone on Maury seemed like the lowest common denominator, and an outright poor example of a human being.
When Greg came on at 2AM one night instead of Maury, I was kind of relieved. I had grown tired of Maury and his trashy content, and I figure at least I'd get a week or so of Greg before I became tired of him. I never liked Greg Behrendt when I saw him on late night talk shows and in stand-up specials. I thought he tried to hard, and was too full of himself. However, I decided to give him a chance.
I'm glad I did, because it was unlike anything I've seen in a show of its type before. Instead of bringing out guests to pile pity on, he works with people. He brings out normal, everyday people, and he helps them overcome whatever issue they may have (a much wider variety of issues are covered here so far than I've seen in my years of Maury)in a completely constructive manner.
It's great to see a show that's so positive. Greg comes off as very friendly, although it still seems like he may be trying too hard at times, and even he acknowledges this at times.
Unfortunately, Greg hasn't been doing so well in the ratings. It may not survive past this season, so if you want to see people actually helping each other instead of arguing, you better be quick about it.
Silent Hill (2006)
One of the worst films I've ever seen.
For the film that most were looking to add credence to the video game movie sub-genre, it was a spectacular letdown. Terrible dialogue is the icing on top of a nonsensical plot riddled with horror and action movie clichés. The characters, especially the two police involved, are so stereotypical and one dimensional that I often found myself cringing at some of their lines or actions.
Of course, the games are known for how haunting they can be. I'm not positive if they were using slow pacing to pad out the film's creepy atmosphere to the level of the game series, but the movie instead felt much longer than its actual run time. Many have been saying that the gore is an important part of the package, but the level displayed in this film far surpasses the ridiculous.
Don't waste your time on this. Go play one of the games instead. It looks like we may have to wait for Halo to arrive before gamers can finally have a decent movie of their own.