:: Thursday, March 04, 2004
late-night TV is a funny mammal..
it ain't controlled by the usual laws of prime-time...
not clogged by excessive advert breaks..
and, also.. not pestered by annoying and arcane censorship..
really... if ya know where to look, you can dig up some cool shit on tv late at night..
and yes, we're just talking free-to-air tv here kiddies..
here's some of the shit I've been diggin' late night lately..
MIND OF A MARRIED MAN
(Channel 9 - Mondays 2:30AM)
only just discovered this.. but apparently.. it looks like some kinda HBO imported sitcom, involving.. as a main character - this married guy.. with a serious case of "single guy" jealousy.. much hilarity ensues.. (a lot of "Something About Mary" style humour here..)
(Channel 9 - Wednesdays 1AM)
one of those paranormal / comic book adapted to tv type shows.. that channel 9 likes to bury late night.. this one, cool merely for the seriously SPOOKY style dark gothic cinematography.. and really dark / doom drippin' storylines.. and hey, crazy New York Cop chick.. fucks shit up.. with a ninja gauntlet thing.. wooo!
CLERKS - THE ANIMATED SERIES
(Channel 7 - Wednesdays 1:45AM)
yup, that's right.. if you're familiar with the classic KEVIN SMITH movie, it's the same deal.. made by the same guys (with all the original actors doing the voices), but.. ANIMATED!!
..apparently (if the jokes made about it in "JAY AND SILENT BOB STRIKES BACK" are anything to go by) the show wuz eventually axed in America.. yet, here it is.. appearing on late night TV.. and, it's actually quite funny.. mostly just shit you'd expect - those 2 dudes from the Quick Stop / Video Store.. bitching about customers, getting pissed about by Jay n Silent Bob.. foiling villians plans for world domination.. all kinda improbable retarded stoner humour.. just the thing for the time-slot..
(Channel 9 - Wednesdays 2:30AM)
yet another American sitcom.. probably hidden at this time slot, since most of the episodes run gags on sexual dysfunction and embarassing poop gags.. but, still.. it has various characters from American Pie in it ("shit-break" being the main star..), and.. actually quite funny.. but, hey.. really.. it this time slot.. anything would be good..
(Channel 9 - Thursdays 2AM)
this show used to be real good.. now it's starting to get tired, like.. more tired than Australian skit comedy shows.. but, hey.. if you're real insomniac'd.. give it a try..
and then of course... you got ya FUTURAMA, LETTERMAN, DARK ANGEL.. etc etc..
so, hey.. if they'd just put MORE of this stuff on.. instead of those shitty informercials.. I'd be a happy pappy..
:: Spoz 1:35 AM |