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27 June 2006 @ 09:11 am
Charmed and Aaron Spelling, RIP  
My girlfriend never fails to be touched by those instances when one member of an older couple dies and then the other follows shortly thereafter, presumably their own death hastened by their grief and love for the dearly departed. This is one of those cases.

One month ago, the mildly beloved television series "Charmed" aired it's final episode. Yes, the brave series that dared to ask the important question, "What if witches really existed? And what if they were hotties?" Early on, it was came across like a bad rip-off of "Buffy" and "The Craft." But by the time Rose McGowan replaced Shannen Doherty, it had found its true calling in the light comedy-action genre established more expertly by the creators of "Hercules" and "Xena." It was never a great show, but it was almost always entertaining. And it will be missed, even if only by it's 1-2 million weekly viewers.

And now, just one month later, its creator, the amazingly successful TV producer Aaron Spelling has followed "Charmed" to that great unknown television heaven where unrealistically attractive young people forever frolic, flirt and fight to predictably comic or melodramatic ends.

I take this time to bid them both fond farewell.

 
 
Listening to: Ivy - "I Hate December"
 
 
 
Professor Mortis: Timprofessormortis on June 27th, 2006 01:47 pm (UTC)
You know what? I'm so tired of that tattoo, in that location.

R.I.P. oh creator of watchably crappy TV!
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: fishingassmonkeydiary on June 27th, 2006 01:51 pm (UTC)
I hear you on the tattoo. I'm actually so bored by them now, that I usually fail to even notice they're there.
Professor Mortis: Timprofessormortis on June 27th, 2006 01:58 pm (UTC)
Just a dumb pet peeve sort of thing. That style of tatoo in that location is pretty much the equivelant of a dancing girl on a 20th century sailor's arm.
...wyndebreaker on June 27th, 2006 02:33 pm (UTC)
The name for that tattoo is hilarious though.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: silly:  pirate monkeyassmonkeydiary on June 27th, 2006 02:36 pm (UTC)
Hah... that is so entering my personal lexicon.
Professor Mortis: Timprofessormortis on June 27th, 2006 03:10 pm (UTC)
As it will mine.

The funny thing is, I meant not only the location, but that specific style of tattoo-altough any tattoo there is something of a turn off, that specific style is even more cliched than others.
Pallaspallasathene8 on June 27th, 2006 10:20 pm (UTC)
Haha, mine too.
(Anonymous) on June 28th, 2006 05:36 am (UTC)
Charmed and Spelling RIP
cool blog, did not think anyone else was ever going to mention Charmed, glad not to be the only one. Was addicted to the show and now am longing to see the last series we are so behind here in Australia. Love the Ode to Spelling very nice. Now the crap will begin over the empire huh.