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        I am a glutton for punishment. One kind of has to be to perform their duties as a contributor at our particular website. In my quest for hidden gems and noteworthy indie films, I’ve had to wade through a LOT of junk. And somehow, I enjoy it. I love movies that have no right to be as good as they turn out to be (aka pretty much anything from Ross Patterson). And sometimes a movie that turned out absolutely awful can be fun for all the wrong reasons.

 


Like this movie for instance

        And so this gave me an idea, in part inspired by the time Biggs and Ben tricked me into watching Assault Girls (a feat which still elicits great mirth in them, and grumbling from myself). What if myself and other contributors to this site took it in turn to force ourselves through some gauntlet of media that we would rather not have to tackle? Might this drive the victim to some form of mild insanity? Provide insight to some universal question? End in much hate mail and kicks to the shin directed at the person who came up with this terrible idea? I decided to find out.

        And so, I’ve formulated the following rules:

  1. The film/tv series in question need not necessarily be a “bad” series, just one that the victim has very little to any desire to watch. Force the person who hates sci-fi in all its forms to watch all of Farscape. Make…really anybody outside of my mother watch all of the Twilight films, etc.
  2. The victim must keep a log of their endeavor, writing a short piece every milestone. The definition of “milestone” may vary, and be left up to them.
  3. The victim may move through their delegated media at their own pace.
  4. Once they have completed their task, they nominate another regular contributor on the site to do the next Survival Log, as well as what they must watch. 

        I reserve the right to add rules, as well as edit the previous list, as I proceed through my first experiment.

        Speaking of which, I’ve decided that since this whole terrible exercise was my idea, it’s only fair that I go first, and pick a series that has already defeated me once before.

        Why True Blood? I’ve tried to watch it once before. When it first came out on HBO, I watched the first couple seasons. I enjoyed it for the characters, and that despite the soap-opera nature of the story there was a deeper, rather fucked-up plot that was fun to follow and pick apart.


Plus you can't help but love Lafayette

        But then I think it was only a few episodes into the third season that the show seemed to lose all plot and development outside of “who’s dating Sookie now?” It became no better than the kind of TV I had to watch in grade school when I stayed home sick (keeping in mind that this was before video on demand, or satellite TV, or hell, even high-speed internet; those were darker times). Fed up, I abandoned the show.

        And so I shall endeavor to defeat this foe of mine, to plow through 7 seasons (80 1-hour episodes) of relationship drama and moody vampires, and just maybe get some good entertaining articles out of it.


This guy pretty much sums up my expectations here...

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Tanked Matinee is the place to go for good drinking movies. What do we mean by that? Simply speaking, we evaluate and recommend entertainment media based on how much fun it is to watch with friends on the sofa and a cold beer in hand.

Everyone knows "The Godfather" is a great movie, but is it as great to drink with as "Roadhouse?" We can appreciate "Citizen Kane" as a masterpiece of cinema, but is it as good a centerpiece for your party as "Santa Clause Conquers the Martians?"

Tanked Matinee appreciates film as art, but when you're kicking back on Friday night with a tall Rum & Coke, you're not looking for art, man, you want to be entertained. We're here to recommend the best movies for your night in, whether it's a big party, small get-together, or just a quiet night alone with a bottle of wine or three.

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