Someone asked me recently what I was reading and I was embarrassed to admit that I didn’t remember. Not like it wasn’t good, I just couldn’t remember what was sitting on my bedside table.
Let me explain this to both of you: IT WAS MAGNIFICENT.
“Anne, who was perched on the edge of a veranda, enjoying the charm of a mild west windblowing across a newly ploughed field on a gray November twilight and piping a quaint little melody among the twisted firs below the garden, turned her dreamy face over her shoulder.”
Because I look around and I see every Tom, Dick, and Spiderman making a revival since their 80s heyday. Seriously. Have you seen the toy aisle lately? Or the movies? My Little Pony, Care Bears, Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Cabbage Patch Kids…Saved by the Bell THE MOVIE (did it need to be a movie?????) premiered this week, and Jem and the Holograms is now in production. Even troll dolls are making a comeback. Troll dolls, people. This is what they are selling to us. This is what they think we want?
Cast aside. Canadians still have the good sense to keep her dancing but it isn’t like it used to be. Last I saw, Megan Follows was playing a filicidal arsonist in Law and Order reruns. This is not okay with me. Not that anyone asked my permission, but I feel invested here and deserve some say. And where is Diana Barry in all this? Has Rachel Lynde finally learned her lesson? And when did Fred Wright start playing that guy from Kids in the Hall? Who signed off on this?