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I tried to watch Coupling last night. I got to the second set of commercials, but I could have just stopped after the teaser before the credits. The first thing out of the first guy's mouth had a laugh track attached to it. What? That wasn't even funny. Nobody knows what's going on in the show, we've seen it for exactly three seconds, and the laugh track is going already? And don't even get me started on how immature these thirty-something heroes/heroines are. Talking about sex ALL THE TIME and the men making stupid metaphores about it and the women talking in cutesy high-pitched voices... ten minutes was enough for me. Too bad it was so hyped - I should have known something that talked-about would disappoint.

So I didn't get to bed until 10 or so. I was laying there counting how many hours of sleep I was going to get, and next thing I know it was 11:30 and a sheriff was banging on the door of the neighbors in C-25. (The same neighbors that have gotten cops out there two or three other times.) They were there for half an hour, and the story I could hear was that the lady who lives there and her boyfriend were fighting, and she called 911 for some reason, so they came and had the guy sit on the steps and her sit inside the house, and they asked him for his side of the story. He said he had no ID, and he told them his name, and when they were calling it in, he gave them his real name. So they were kind of upset at him for lying to them. Come to find out he's on probation and has a restraining order against him - from the woman he's been staying with, the same woman he was fighting with. He'd had 5 beers that day and one of the stipulations of the probation was that he not drink. So they hauled him away. As they were walking him down the path to the cruiser, he looked back and said "don't worry about me!" to the lady.

Damn it, I wish having the cops wake you up four times in the past couple of months was good enough grounds to break the lease with no hard feelings or extra money.

So I got a bit less sleep than I wanted to, but whatever. I'm here, and I'm bored 'cause incognita isn't at work today so I can't email her. I guess I'll just have to find some sort of work to do. :)

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ignote
Sep. 26th, 2003 06:38 am (UTC)
Huh. Too bad that Coupling was so disappointing; I was kind of curious about that one.
rivulet
Sep. 26th, 2003 06:53 am (UTC)
I dunno - maybe I was just being really cynical last night. If you watch it next week, let me know what you think.
huckfinn
Sep. 26th, 2003 07:22 am (UTC)
Will it be on Cops tonight? I'd love to see it.
rivulet
Sep. 26th, 2003 07:27 am (UTC)
It wasn't that exciting. I wish every arrest was like Cops though - I was thinking about that as I was laying in bed watching the officers' flashlights shine on my ceiling through the window. I want arrests to take three minutes instead of thirty, so I can sleep!
incognita
Sep. 26th, 2003 09:26 am (UTC)
Coupling is actually an Americanized version of a MUCH BETTER British show. It's on BBC on Sunday nights I think. I've only ever seen one episode but it's freaking hillarious. I knew Coupling would disappoint because usually when we try to steal a british idea it fails miserably. The only one I know of that's worked out is Trading Spaces/Changing Rooms.
rivulet
Sep. 26th, 2003 09:37 am (UTC)
I'd be interested in seeing the REAL Coupling. Did you watch the one last night? What did you think of it?
incognita
Sep. 26th, 2003 09:38 am (UTC)
I didn't. I'd gotten up out of my chair to visit the restroom and by the time I got back Gus had changed the channel to Southpark. I didn't want to see Coupling bad enough to ask Gus to change the channel from a Southpark that actually amused me ;)
luckaduck
Sep. 26th, 2003 12:02 pm (UTC)
Very True
I was entranced with "Trading Spaces" for a long while, even using the title of the show as a verb: "I'm going to 'Trading Spaces' that table," meaning some kind of refurbishing. As much as her designs (like the moss on the wall, what the hell was that?) were trash I loved watching Hilda Santo-Tomas consistently run contrary to the homeowners' wishes. Example:

Team Member 1: "Sandra told me she hates green."
Team Member 2: "Yes, it makes her projectile vomit."
Hildi: "Oh really? *paints green on the wall* They seem like 'green' people."

And what's up with Genevieve turning into a Swiffer whore? Anyway word on the street is that "Coupling" was supposed to be a racier replacement for "Friends" (and it's easy to see why: six strikingly beautiful people, three men, three women, all White, living in a big city, a gigantic web of relationships between them) but I don't think it'll last HALF as long.

I got over "Trading Spaces" when I discovered HGTV (Home and Garden TV). The channel provides me with better ideas overall anyhow. The only real reasons I would watch TS were (A) in the hopes they'd screw something up so horribly that (B) the homeowners would be pissed off and/or cry like that one episode that took place in Puyallup, a small town about 25 miles from my hometown of Seattle, where one woman cried furiously during the reveal and left the room.
burninggirl
Sep. 26th, 2003 06:32 pm (UTC)
I was about to ask if it was the American version of Coupling rather than the British version, but my question was answered above. The original, British Coupling is hilarious! I have the first two seasons on DVD and I watch them all the time. They took the 3rd season off TV a few months ago (in the middle of a two-part episode with cliffhanger - grrr!) and I can't wait for it to come back on. I haven't seen the American version, and it sounds as though I haven't missed much.
rivulet
Sep. 27th, 2003 11:50 am (UTC)
I'd love to see the British one. I shouldn't be surprised that we're so good at taking other people's ideas and then ruining them. :)
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