Sunday, May 25, 2008

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Dexter

Yours truly is a freak for widgets. The one i've most recently added [tip a glance to screen left just below the calendar] indulges my latest passion---Dexter



i'm also a gal who ascribes to the 'everything happens for a reason' theorem. The now [thank the gods] resolved WGA strike opened the door February 17, 2008 for CBS to air season 1 of cable's Showtime [a CBS subsidiary] hit Dexter. i, like many who'd viewed Dexter on Showtime, was skeptical that an edited for network television broadcast of the program would not be entertaining. i'm happy to say i was wrong. Some of the dialog tweaking would have been best left edited out rather than dubbed. Showtime original dialog: "I'm watching you mother-f***er" vs CBS dubbed dialog: "I'm watching you mother-lover". Probably would have been better to have had the edited line end at "I'm watching you". That said, the choice to do otherwise does make for light amusement.

No word yet as to when or if CBS plans to air season 2 of Dexter, but with the looming SAG strike [here's hoping that issue is resolved before it's begun] it might be something to consider. Meantime, the set date for Dexter season 2 DVD release is August 19, 2008. Look for season 3 of Dexter on Showtime in October 2008.

{In the interest of full disclosure, while i have not been in contact with him for decades, i am acquainted with Dexter's Sergeant Doakes portrayer, Erik King [we were high school classmates]. If you're reading this erikking [back in the day your pet name for me was loki] give me a holla back o.k. :-)}

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Dexter Videos Courtesy IGN TV

Dexter Books by Jeff Lindsay




Sources:
Rolfe Kent
Wikipedia
Showtime
TV Guide Ask Matt Roush
epguides.com & tv.com



IPetitions Bring Evangeline Back Now


Hi everybody, visitor prettyboots72 just gave me a heads-up about a petition to bring One Life To Live's Evangeline [Renee Elise Goldsberry] back. So c'mon all you Evangeline and Goldsberry fans, show your support and sign the petition: IPetitions Bring Evangeline Back Now

thanks :-)

Thursday, May 01, 2008

TV Guide Corrects Their Julian McMahon Oversight {At sookie's request :-) }

The other day a friend and fellow McMahoniac let me know TV Guide was asking their readers to comment on their selection of the Sexiest Stars of 2008. Or more accurately, TV Guide was asking for reader input regarding the stars who were ommitted from the selection. Of course none of the McMahoniacs could believe that "our" man Julian had not made the initial cut. Some of the ladies didn't have an account with TV Guide and were opting not to open one just for the purpose of commenting. i already have an account, so i figured i'd piggyback their thoughts when i posted my comment.



To my surprise, not only did TV Guide read my comment, they listed Julian McMahon as their reader's choice as the #1 Sexiest Star!


Now it's not exactly a secret to any of In A Lather's visitors, that i am an unabashed, unapologetic, without waver, fan of Mr. McMahon's. But i never expected that conveying that fact via a single comment to TV Guide would have such a strong impact. i don't know exactly what kind of numbers TV Guide is pulling down regarding their on-line enterprise---i tried researching the numbers but after half an hour couldn't find anything that provided that information. The closest i came was a Microsoft document detailing the types of platforms they were providing the client, and basically how they liked TV Guide and TV Guide liked them, blah, blah, blah. Not that that information is without import, it just didn't happen to be what i was in search of at that particular moment. Also i was experiencing a short attention span mindset {hubby says 'duh!' :-)}. Suffice it to say that it's not too hard for the average person to figure that the TV Guide on-line site generates quite a bit of traffic---i'd reckon {Carl Sagan voce} billions, and billions of hits. Which got me to thinking: quite a few folks had to have seen TV Guide's affirmation of my assessment that yes indeedy, Julian McMahon, is one heck of a talented and sexy beast. Which has a nice ripple effect of generating a bit of publicity for Mr. McMahon too. Now i'm not an unreasonable gal---i'm willing to accept, say, 12% of the compensation his current reps WMA and ROAR are receiving.

Whattaya say babe, call me, 'kay ;-)