Monday, December 05, 2005


This is sort of how I felt when Frank got mad at me for revealing that Julius Caesar gets killed in the season finale of Rome.


Anonymous Julia said...

Hey, you just remind Frank that he blew The Sixth Sense for me.

10:34 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

I actually have a history of ruining HBO shows for Frank. Sopranos seasons 4 and 5, to be specific. So his reaction is somewhat understandable. On the other hand, history. I'm just glad I managed not to spill about the 1st season of Veronica Mars.

And I ruined The Sixth Sense for my girlfriend at the time. But then it had been out for months and months.

12:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone ruined the season finale of Curb Your Enthusiasm for me today. And that just aired last night.


1:34 PM  
Blogger Trumbot said...

You also ruined the sixth sense for me as well in recounting the episode with said girlfriend.

10:35 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Oh, yeah. In my defense, it was MONTHS after the movie had come out! And it had grossed so much money! It was going to happen sooner or later.

8:51 AM  
Anonymous Frank said...

I did? That sounds vaguely familiar. Probably it was some time after the fact, right? I think that earns excusies, if the twist is a significantly discussed cultural phenomenon. (I don't think I got mad when the Usual Suspects was ruined for me.) On the other hand, yeah, sorry, Julia. I feel really bad, now that it's brought up again.

9:40 PM  
Anonymous Frank said...

But, seriously, Jeff! Seriously. Please stop ruining the ends of HBO series for me.

Rome isn't as bad as the others, true, because, yes, history. But also, it's like this. Here's the analog. Let's say I saw X-Men 2 before you did. Now, the fact that a certain MAJOR character dies in that storyline shouldn't be a shock, since it's one of the most famous deaths in the history of comic books. But the fact that that certain character died at the end of that movie was TOTALLY a surprise, and I think you'd be justified in being irritated with me if I blew it.

9:44 PM  
Anonymous Frank said...

I'm suddenly reminded that Superman's death is also a very famous comic book demise. So, yeah, if for some inconceivable reason you see Superman Returns before me, and, though it seems highly unlikely, he DIES at the end, DON'T TELL ME. That goes for everyone.

9:49 PM  
Anonymous Frank said...

My point is that sometimes WHEN and HOW a plot point occurs can be nearly as much of a surprise as the plot point itself. Otherwise, what would be the point of the Ultimate line?

And why would Ancient Greeks have ever gone to the theater?

And why would we all love Smallville SO MUCH?

9:52 PM  

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