5/27/10: There’s always money in the banana stand.

May 27, 2010 at 1:04 pm (culture)

I was a fan of Arrested Development from the first time I saw it. However…

It wasn’t until Charlize Theron’s character (your standard issue RomCom pretty, wacky, childlike, sweet, slightly dim, cute, not very difficult or demanding, “special”, magical, happy all the time naif) wound up to be mentally retarded that I truly lost my heart to that show. Dear god, that was brilliant writing. For one brief moment, all my anger and hostility at being patronized and patted on the head my whole life by the media trying to sell me some gross lie about how I could be happy if I just gave up and became stupid, was acknowledged.

And then, in an instant – poof! – it was over.

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