That being said, I really enjoyed Rossi and Billie's constant bickering. He never gave up (or had a clue). Ed Asner's portrayal was REALLY better in the MTM Show. The crustiness was just endearing, when he'd threaten to rearrange Ted Baxter's face. Here it was just pontificating. Sorry guys, just can't give the thumbs up to this one.
My wife loves watching reality shows--and there was one episode of this drivel where the wannabes had to develop a "walk". The end result was straight out of Monty Python's "Ministry of Silly Walks" sketch. I couldn't laugh hard enough.
And then there's the ubiquitous Ms. Banks (as in laughing all the way to the...). She has to be the most annoying self-important woman on TV since Rosie O'Donnell left "The View". As if modeling was doing great things for mankind. Please. I've never found her attractive, and I don't find her intelligent now that she has the temerity to open her mouth.
Someone needs to tell these human clothes hangers to eat a healthy diet and actually look like real women.
Did anyone notice how much Sharpay (still can't believe parents would name their daughter after a excessively wrinkled Chinese dog) looked like Paris Hilton? Scary...
The technical aspects were really too awful to watch. The lip-syncing was so bad, I half-expected a Jackie Chan and Jet Li cameo. The songs were worse than last time, and they were vomit-inducing last time. My wife, who normally rolls her eyes when I get ranting like this, was agreeing with me most of the time this time around. Ol' papa Walt is TRULY spinning in his grave. Just remember, this is also the parent company of the network that brought you "Giapetto, the Musical".
That being said, I LOVE this movie, as do my wife and kids. Even my 12-year-old son who professes to hate performing anything (but does well with comedy and saxophone) loves this movie (and having seen his dad in the stage play). They sure don't make them like this anymore.
2) This show was obviously written with its PC liberal feminist heart on its sleeve. The Indian woman who can't decide whether she wants to be a doctor stayed around way too long, and spouts her disgust with American culture at every turn. Corday is a slut, and Kovach (sp?) is a womanizer. Weaver is just not believable as a lesbian; her naming the trans-gender studies unit after Romano smacked of childish revenge.
3)I miss George Clooney and Anthony Edwards and Julianne Margulies (what a babe). I always felt that their performances (esp. Edwards') were classy and understated.
4) It gets worse and worse. Where is "The Day After" when you really need it? This show needs to be put out of its (and our)misery, and soon. I put it in the same category of mindless drivel like Seventh Heaven and Touched by a Whiny Irish Angel.
Do I like Grease? Well, if you judge it by the fact that I can recite most of the dialogue from memory, then yes, I like it, but it bears repeated watching--like Monty Python, Zucker Brothers (Airplane, Naked Gun), and James Bond, The Untouchables, Sneakers, the list goes on. Well, that's all, folks.
yup, these are ideas that we want in the heads of America's boys and young men...It's appropriate that I write this review on Thanksgiving...what a turkey this movie is! It was and should be an embarrassment to the American Film industry. The Boy Scouts of America should put as much distance as possible between themselves and this sinfully bad movie.
As far as the "satire" and "parody" comments, those remind me of the tired old line "I don't know what you're talking about" when the murderer is uncovered (It's obvious he does). In other words, they call it a satire because deep down they know how BAD their work is. (See "Charlie's Angels", Eddie Murphy in "Harlem Nights", etc.)