We were lazy tonight (it’s been a hellishly long week for both of us. Ann’s been incredibly sick and I’ve been deputized at work with my boss out of town so I’ve been doing double duty at both work and home) so we were just channel surfing. We watched the end of Miss Congeniality which is always fun, a bit of the Wedding Planner (both movies have Murphy Brown alumnae) in which Matthew McCan’tSpellIt is a terrible looking blond (and which fits the Jennifer Lopez theme I got going, one of the hits to this weblog today was based on someone doing a Yahoo search for j.Lo and finding an earlier entry from March 27 where I mention that I danced with her once). [Aside: OK, maybe that guy was right about parentheses and sloppy writing]. Then we watched the second half of Jeffrey, a movie which starred a large number of people who were in NBC shows around that time. The idea was interesting and the story could have been quite compelling, but the movie just fell flat. Steven Weber and Michael Weiss both came across as straight men playing at being gay. By contrast, Patrick Stewart did an excellent job and was quite believable as an older gay man. In the end, it was so-so. Even the Nathan Lane segment went a bit too long. So, eh.
Now we’re watching Queer as Folk and rather enjoying it. So, we have a third theme going tonight.