Thursday, July 20, 2006

Movie Review: Strangers With Candy

The wife and I went to see the big screen version of one of our favorite tv shows, Strangers With Candy. The movie was entertaining but certainly not a keeper. It does not fall into the category of must buy, which for us is the true test of a quality flick... will we want to own it and rewatch it multiple times. Strangers With Candy was a movie for the fans; it offers a rewarding sampling of what we enjoyed about the show. However, the difficulty with taking sit com style shows, and trying to transfer what works in the 22 minutes of screen time to longer (in this case, 87 minutes) often feels stretched.

Tomorrows agenda includes watching A Scanner Darkly, with my buddy Sal and our bud greenl!

As a side note, here is a list of some of our favorite quirky, odd tv shows we have enjoyed over the years. I'm looking here for offbeat humor, culty shows that often haven't lasted, or ones that have with small but vocal fan followings.
(No particular order)

South Park
Greg The Bunny (we have the full series on dVD)
Strangers With Candy (We have full series on DVD)
Family Guy
American Dad
That 70's Show

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