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By Michelle
November 8, 2004 - 8:00 PM

Hello World!

Last night I had one of those stupid TV dilemmas. I really don't watch much regular TV - other than Enterprise, the only shows I follow regularly are Smallville and The West Wing, plus The Dead Zone when I remember its wacky season schedule. But there were four, count 'em, four things on television that I wanted to watch last night, all overlapping one another.

First, I wanted to see Jennifer Connelly on Inside the Actor's Studio, because she always comes across so smart and serious and always says such wonderful things about the process of acting. I've known who she was since Labyrinth in my youth, and she has a bunch of other genre credits, so I know there must be people here who understand. She's also stunningly beautiful and married to an actor I adore but those are just the shallow end of why I like her.

Then I had to choose among Henry VIII on PBS, the special on Alexander the Great on the History Channel and the Dallas reunion on CBS. Now, before you laugh, keep in mind that Dallas was in its heyday during my peak babysitting years -- eighth through eleventh grade. I was there when J.R. got shot. I was there when Pam woke up with Bobby in her shower and an entire season wiped out (people call that jumping the shark, but I say it saved the show, and Archer should have tried it after the Evil Alien Nazis). I had to watch, just to see how great Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy looked after all these years. Plus there were a couple of glimpses of Kate Mulgrew from the episode where J.R. and Ray were fighting over her.

Henry VIII had gotten mixed reviews, but it has: Sean Bean. And really I have often needed no other reason to watch a movie. In this case apparently liberties were taken with the history -- I don't know yet, I need to sit down and watch tomorrow night, after tonight's ritual Monday Night Football worship that goes on in my house. Then I can decide whether this is an acceptable way to introduce my kids to the Tudors or if I'm better off showing them A Man For All Seasons first.

As for Alexander...we taped him. No matter how good the documentary is, I'm betting I have more fun watching Oliver Stone's version with Colin Farrell and Angelina Jolie.

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