LAURA PALMER

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The L Word

I happened to watch a particular episode of one of my favourite shows where they mentioned “The L Word”, so I decided I’d give it a shot cause it must be worth it, coming from the scripts I’m so fond of.

So I watched. My semi-journalist mind usually doesn’t let me let go of some things that catch my attention, although my consumer mind can’t help but judge incisively. After an “on-and-off” L Word’s marathon in front of my monitor I came to one simple colloquial conclusion: It should’ve probably been called ‘The F Word’ as in ‘What the Fuck?’

I have to say that these writers are defaming the lesbian community outreagously. They are portraying them as instinct driven cave-women who can’t help getting into each other’s pants no matter how much they tied their hands or avoid contact (literally).

This, on one sad hand. On the other, even sadder hand, the acting is appalling. Seriously. It’s just unbearable to watch. My opinion as a viewer of every genre out there, is that I do not believe these people, it’s all… a mess! An orgie of dialogues and images and situations that pretend to reflect mundane dramas and then… I don’t know! travels to the inner works of their minds… it just doesn’t make any sense to me.

I have to confess that I kept watching cause I realized there were six seasons (and counting) of this show out there, which is a great and hard to achieve number, so I thought ‘this gotta be something’. Well, it is something alright! it’s the mirror of a society that buys sex, and a minority in need of an ambassador of its lifestyle who should, in my opinion, take a dose of self respect and demand an intervention of smarter producers willing to come up with a product that’s both faithfull and not degrading.

PS.: I have to mention some actresses that do have something good going on, like that Shane character, for example… though I am a bit confused: she could be very well just playing herself which, in that case never mind my comment. It’d be interesting to watch her in a completely different role. But I do think she’s the only colourful one, and I do believe her when she performs.

PS 2: Come on Jackie Brown, don’t do it !!! There’s gotta be some other way…!

PS 3: After watching the pilot, I realized that the reason this show was mentioned in my favourite show, was precisely purely for sexual related reasons. They were being sarcastic, as a matter of fact…

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Good Old Seinfeld

The five-second rule: many times it happens to work; every time helps with anxiety.

The presumption of knowing what’s gonna happen in the future (even though it’s 5 seconds away kinda future). If you could assure yourself that whatever it is that you’re waiting for is for sure coming, then you’d stop expecting.

Everything’s eventually coming, we know that… that’s what we grew up knowing; but still, we can’t wrap around our minds the idea in terms of confidence and enjoying the moment.

You could either rise your anxiety and become more and more bothered by a certain situation, or count up to five and by the end… voila!

 

…well, not always, but still….

Biographies of my choice – John Krasinski

krasinskiJOHN KRASINSKI                                                 
as Jim Halpert

John Krasinski currently portrays sales rep Jim Halpert on NBC’s hit comedy “The Office,” part of the comedy line-up on Thursday nights.

The show won the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2006, the SAG Award for Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series in 2007 and 2008 and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy in 2007 and an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2007.

Krasinski most recently appeared in the Universal Pictures feature “Leatherheads” opposite George Clooney and Renee Zellwegger, which Clooney also directed. In the 1920s-era romantic comedy, Krasinski plays ‘Carter Rutherford,’ a straight-laced college football sensation, who is hired by team owner and confirmed bachelor ‘Jimmy “Dodge” Connelly’ (Clooney).

Also a gifted writer, Krasinski adapted the David Foster Wallace book “Brief Interviews with Hideous Men” and directed his own adaptation in an independently financed feature last fall. The film stars Julianne Nicholson as a graduate student who is coping with a recent breakup by conducting probing and revealing interviews with various men. The illustrious cast also includes Bobby Cannavale, Josh Charles, Dominic Cooper, Timothy Hutton, Christopher Meloni, Max Minghella, Lou Taylor Pucci and Ben Shenkman among others.

Krasinski’s feature film credits include “Shrek the Third,” Ken Kwapis’ “License to Wed,” Gregg Araki’s “Smiley Face,” Christopher Guest’s “For Your Consideration,” Nancy Meyers’ “The Holiday,” Bill Condon’s “Dreamgirls” and “Kinsey,” Sam Mendes’ “Jarhead” starring Jake Gyllenhaal, “Duane Hopwood” and the animated film “Doogal,” in which Krasinski voiced three characters.

Among Krasinski’s additional television credits are appearances on NBC’s “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Ed,” and “Without a Trace.”

Krasinski graduated from Brown University as an honors playwright and later studied at the National Theater Institute. Born and raised in Newton, Mass., Krasinski currently resides in Los Angeles.

 [excerpt from www.nbc.com http://www.nbc.com/The_Office/bios/john_krasinski.shtml]