May 11, 2007
Last weekend we went and watched Spider-Man 3. I thought this article explaining the overuse of coincidence in Spider-Man 3 was a fantastic article. In a takeaway coincidence is in almost any tv show or movie. It has to be to make a story, but when there is TOO MANY coincidences it can distract from the story. 24 this season for the first time has over used coincidence. Viewers will forgive some coincidences (example season 3 Kim Bauer working at CTU for example), but sometimes it’s just too much. Mostly the Bauer Family Drama storyline has hurt the overall quality of the season (Brother Bauer being evil was fine but Father Bauer being evil was just too much IMHO). Regardless the Spider-Man article is a recommended read by vanlandw.com. Also if you like this type of coincidence writing read the 24 Absurd-o-Meter posts over at the Daily Intelligencer. Fantastic posts for 24 fans…also Dave Barry hysterically live blogs 24 as well. All weekly reads after the episodes.
Regardless the next few weekends should be pretty crazy. This weekend I’m leaving town Sunday for Mothers Day. Next weekend is Payner’s Wedding. The weather is getting much better and Grand Rapids inhabitants should be very happy. Sadly with these trips and gas prices in Grand Rapids out of control I’m going to be spending hundreds of dollars on fuel. Regardless the next few weeks should be pretty crazy I’m personally looking forward to many things.