PBS on Sunday Nights

You can catch all kinds of not terrible programming on PBS, as I'm sure you know, and you can sometimes catch shows that you wish you liked more. For example, Dan and I tried to watch Masterpiece Mystery last Sunday night, hoping that it would be an episode of Zen, but instead, we got Lewis and Hathaway. Maybe we were both just tired, but it was a hard show to follow, mainly because we couldn't understand the accents (here's where Padhraig would say, "Racist") or the colloquialisms. I swear at one point, one of the coppers said, "Put a badger on the grill and smack off the what z-it." Not sure if this was an insult or a misunderstanding, but most of the rest of the show was like that--we were in need of subtitles. Later, Dan made me fall sideways laughing because he saw fat Emma Carol stretched out on the bed and said, in a British accent, "Look at you, you sack of potatoes, you like your crunchy food?"

On Saturday, we watched the first hour of A Roman Holiday starring the adorable Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, but it seemed awfully dull. I related this to Leigh Ann and she said she thinks it has to do with the fact that the films are in black and white. She said she could easily get through Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz (only in black and white half the time), but could not manage even a thrilling Hitchcock movie. I think it's also because some of the earlier movies have been redone so much that though the premises were new and fun at the time, we've now seen them 100 times over. Also, as much as I love Audrey Hepburn and her cute short haircut in the movie, it now seems to be a little on the corny side. To wit, the poster. That's Eddie Albert of Green Acres fame on the back of the moped: