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Good Day Meme, Day #7 
4th-Jun-2011 10:18 pm
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The Good Day Meme

Every day for 30 days, people should post one thing about their day that was good. No bad things should be mentioned in the vicinity of the meme. Even if your day was rubbish and all you've got is "I saw a pretty flower on my way home," then you still post about it in all of its pretty flower glory and forget the rest.

Part of why I'm not around LJ much is that this is really a fandom journal, and ever since Heroes imploded, I haven't had a single TV show that I've really been a fan of.  Yes - it has seriously been YEARS since I've cared about a series.  However I saw a commercial for a new show today that I can't stop thinking about.  It's an FX series called Wilfred which stars Elijah Wood, though I didn't recognize him at all now he isn't all Frodo-y.  It's based on an Australian series of the same name, about a guy dating a girl with a dog named Wilfred.  Everyone else in the world sees a regular dog when they look at Wilfred...but the guy sees another guy in a dog costume, who talks and behaves just like a person.

I cannot stop thinking about this show.  IFC must have aired the original at some point, because you can watch full episodes of it here. I'm sure the American version will be much sanitized; the first episode has an uncomfortable edge and the first two minutes involve Wilfred offering to share his bong.  However, Jason Gann, who created, wrote and played the title character in the original, is also starring as Wilfred in the American version and has written at least one episode.  And the Australian producers are involved along with David Zuckerman, who was with Family Guy and King Of The Hill, which I both like, so there's a chance it will wind up being different but good.  So I'm happy to have something to actually look forward to watching!


Comments 
5th-Jun-2011 08:51 pm (UTC)
I've heard of this show (the remake) and find the concept curiously intriguing. Do you know when it starts up?

Other than that...how are you doing? How's life? Hope all is well :-)
9th-Jun-2011 01:20 am (UTC)
I'm sorry I took so long to reply - we had a horrible heat wave (103 degrees F) and my computer was not in the one air-conditioned bedroom, so I haven't been answering comments for a couple of days...

It looks like the show is premiering in the US on FX on June 23. I browsed some articles about it and they seem mostly positive, so I'm hoping it ends up being worthwhile.

I'm doing OK. I keep meaning to do a "what's been going on in my life" post, but there has been so much going on, I never seem to find time. Ah, the paradox... I hope you're doing well! I come by LJ very irregularly - sometimes every day for a week, but then not for two weeks - but I always read your posts and hope you're doing well.
6th-Jun-2011 03:55 pm (UTC)
I am so antsy to have a new show to feel fannishabout that I can't even handle it. :( I had Alias from 2003--2006. Then Heroes from 2006--2009. Then Lost from 2008--now, but it ended a year ago and there's only so long you can stay on that (especially when half the audience now gets violent with rage every time it's mentioned---and you can never tell in advance which camp any individual falls into, so it's best never to mention it). This has been a rather bleak year, obsession-wise. There are some interesting-looking shows coming in the fall/January, so we will see.

I've heard that Elijah has a new show, but I had zero idea what it was about. That's so cracked out of a premise that I sort of want to watch it. It could be great. Though I already feel ill anticipating the deluge of Elijah/Wilfred nc17 fanfic.
9th-Jun-2011 01:25 am (UTC)
I'm sorry I took so long to reply - we had a horrible heat wave (103 degrees F) and my computer was not in the one air-conditioned bedroom, so I haven't been answering comments for a couple of days...

I really can't tell whether I should get my hopes up over this. I have to admit that my interest doubled after I saw the promo that I posted here; the commercials on basic cable haven't included the fact that Elijah Wood's character has been trying to commit suicide, and that gave me enough drama to be interested in WHY he might bond with this filthy insane guy-in-a-dog-costume. I shall REALLY be interested if the show winds up being more about Elijah and Wilfred, and not about Elijah wanting to date Wilfred's owner.

Though I already feel ill anticipating the deluge of Elijah/Wilfred nc17 fanfic.
AAAAAAAA!!! AAAAAAAAA!!!! AAAAAAA!!!!1!!!!!
I shall counter that image by thinking nice, pure thoughts about Sylar and Mohinder.
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