Monday, December 8, 2008

uncontrolled growth

Last night I started to watch the show Prison Break. I wouldn't say it is a masterpiece but it is still very entertaining. From what I hear there is a major drop in quality after the first season. This is due to the fact that the creators did not plan for the show to run any longer. With this in mind I am contemplating only watching the first season and leaving it at that.

America has a big problem with keeping television programs on long after they have hit their prime (i.e. The Simpsons). Other countries, such as England and Australia, have the right idea when it comes to the longevity of a televised comedy/drama. The original UK version of The Office only ran for 13 episodes (including the Christmas special). This left the audience always wanting just a little bit more. Another show that exemplifies this type of programming is Summer Heights High, an Australian mockumentary about public school.

I have a theory that the skinnier someone is, the better chance they have at evading cancer. The reasoning behind this theory is that a person with a larger volume has many more cells in their body, and therefore there is a larger likelihood that one of those cells may make a coding error.

Speak easy,


kat(hryn) said...

I agree about the cancer thing. It makes sense. Also, heavier people tend to be all around just not that healthy. So they are more likely to get cancer because if they are overweight, they are more likely to take part in cancer-causing activity if they already have a wreckless view of their health.

The word verification for this post was "catie", which I thought was neat.

Selina said...

If you want to see a good TV show that has been running for awhile, check out "It's Always Sunny in Philidelphia." They never lack for crude topics and it has Danny Devito.