Sunday, October 25, 2009

Good Laptop

I've seen a couple of good "shows" this week. One was the movie "Let The Right One In" which we rented from Netflix. The other was the Joss Whedon show, "Dollhouse."

I saw "Dollhouse" on Hulu. I liked it more than I thought I would. Maybe once you turn the set (or in this case, laptop) off the residual feeling you get is that it's all nonsense but it's pretty nonsense. Good looking actors in yoga clothes. Certainly entertaining enough to watch while crocheting.

This blog summarizes the show's concept better than I can.

The thing about the show that fascinates me most is the characters' living situation. During their down-time the characters live in a yoga spa-like atrium and do tai chi, arts and crafts and take showers. They sleep in pits in the floor like John Lennon in "Help."
I always wanted a sleeping pit.

It feels wrong for some reason but I kind of like the yoga spa atrium the dolls live in.


They've got fountains and streams and polished wood and granite and leafy plants. Their bathroom is really cool - well, what you can see of it.

The viewer is supposed to feel conflicted about the plight of these characters who have had the appearance of an ideal "enlightened" state imposed on them. Personally I'm envious of their pad.

"Let The Right One In" is a winsome vampire movie. It has a subtlety, beauty and charm that you wouldn't expect from a horror film. Maybe it's not a horror film. Well worth seeing.

This post has too damned many quotation marks in it.

3 comments:

Jenn said...

I really liked "Let the Right One In". The book was good, too. The Dollhouse sleeping pods made me claustrophobic, once the tops closed. If I see the show again I'll try thinking "spa" instead of "hyperventilate" to see if that helps.

Melissa said...

I'm with you on the closing top. I wouldn't install one in my sleeping pit. The tip might be a relief for those characters though. Otherwise they appear to have no privacy at all.

Melissa said...

Tip schmip - I meant top.