People who know me well have often had to embark on a dangerous journey to learn how to discern my true meanings from my usual dry, cynically infused, sarcastically seasoned manner of speaking. Sadly, this journey has claimed the lives of a few aquaintances. Perhaps the problem was a lack of learning materials upon which to guide them to understand the words that are coming out of my mouth. Thankfully, this is no longer a problem, as I now have a wonderful resource for new aquaintances to learn all the ins-and-outs of modern-day cynicism: Television Without Pity.
TWP is dedicated to providing summaries and recaps of television shows. What sets TWP apart from your typical tv-show-fanboy-site is that these summaries presented through a wonderfully sarcastic and cynical filter. I give you a few wonderful excerpt from their recent recap of the Lost season finale (A warning: if you haven’t seen the show, you might not see the humour in these… BE WARNED!):
She’s all, “It’s too much!” what with her brother/lover dead and now “the others” are coming. Sayid strokes her face and tells her it won’t be too much if he helps her carry her bags, which oughta shut her cry-hole. [TWP: Lost, Exodus Part Two, p.4]
This next comment deals with one of the commercials aired again and again throughout the Lost finale:
This show Dancing With the Stars intrigues me. Because clearly ABC is trying to broadcast a show that no one will watch. If you love dancing, plus you’re a big fan of the guy who played J. Peterman on Seinfeld, which went off the air SEVEN YEARS AGO, have we got a show for you! [TWP: Lost, Exodus Part Two, p.11]
It’s important to note, however, that although the recaps are often critical of terrible hack-writing or poor decisions made by the show producers, many times the recaps are written by genuine fans of the shows and credit is given when the shows get things right.
Anywho.. thats all.