Anders Bergstrom's blog on Words, Films, and Music

Monday, November 07, 2005

So, the weekend was not much of a break. I spent most of it working on a homework assignment (Early English Books project) and wasting time in the library (thank you iPod). But now this week, since I don't have Monday or Tuesday classes, is reading break for me. My mother is visiting, so it's nice that I don't have classes this week. However, I still have to work in the Writing Centre. Apparently there is no rest for people who don't know how to write, and thusly, no rest for me.

After taking my mom around campus and going for supper, we proceeded to watch the new episodes of Arrested Development that were on tonight. I've spoken about how much I love this show, and it isn't changing. This season may even be more absurdly wonderful than ever. The cast is uniformly excellent, though we could do with more GOB (Will Arnett), as he is possibly the funniest character on television. Jason Bateman continues to carry the show. And suprisingly (at least to me), Charlize Theron's guest role (4 episodes so far) as "Rita", Michael's new British girlfriend who may be more (or less) than what she seems. Ms. Theron (pictured above) had always struck me as nothing special, but I believe that my negative image of her was only reinforced by her bland as tofu performance in The Italian Job remake. However, even the often excellent Mr. Wahlberg was flat in that fiasco, and Ms. Theron is actually very funny, and her character is already a memorable one. I'm going to drop some "R" on this Academy Award winner for recognizing comedic excellence can be as praise worthy as Oscar gold. She's just earned a new fan.

5 comments:

GoldNboy said...

What do you mean by "drop some 'R'?"

Anders said...

It's a hip hop phrase meaning, "to give some respect." "R" equals "respect." It's not that difficult.

Ewan said...

You're so gangsta anders.

I second your assertion that GOB is the funniest character on t.v. He's also in the running for all time. We're watching the 2nd season out here and he's just killing us.

"What? and ruin my forty-six hundred dollar suit? Come On!"

Sean said...

I've never been good at identifying actors and actresses. So when that picture is aligned with the paragraph about your mother...

GoldNboy said...

Anders, don't try to act ganster. You're just a normal english loser.