I found out something fascinating when I tried to find out about an upcoming Showtime Network ‘Masters of Horror’ that apparently makes a not-too-subtle jibe at Ann Coulter (the Right Wing’s Queen of Venom). If you’re not in the United States, any page on the Showtime web site looks like this: (click on this graphic to see the full size page I see).
Apparently Showtime has information that it doesn’t want foreigners like me to see, I guess. I’m disappointed. A show that used to air on Showtime was among my favourites: ‘Dead Like Me’, which is now showing on Monday nights here on the (basic cable) Showcase channel. It was also shot here, and I’m now watching it to see when I can pick out scene locations. Dead Like Me was abruptly cancelled because (as I learned later) new owners of Showtime hated the show, which was a real shame. It had some of the most interesting ideas, a great and quirky musical score, a very appealing actress as the lead (Ellen Muth), and Mandy Patinkin, who is one of those actors who I could watch read the phone book and love every minute of it.
‘Allo. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father, prepare to die.’
(Ring a bell?)