Saturday, March 21, 2009


I'm finally catching up on Dollhouse. And over the course of my journey, I realized that the guy locked in the vault with Echo in "Gray Hour" was the guy from Crossroads, you know, the Britney Spears movie. So I was double checking the Crossroads IMDB page to see if I was right and, low and behold, the screenplay was written by my least favourite TV writer currently working: one Ms. Shonda Rhimes. Apparently, Ms. Rhimes was also the main scribe for the dismal Princess Diaries sequel. 

Now doesn't that make just a ton of bad writing sense?


Lauren said...

no wonder the second princess diaries was awful.

Dorv said...

I loved the second Princess Diaries.

Or, I could just love Anne Hathaway to a depressingly degree.

Ok, I'm too embarrassed to even erase this post.

Kelly said...

hmmm... I'm not really sure what to do with that information. I kind of love the first princess diaries (anne hathaway, julie andrews, joe... just call me joe- it's great) but the second, oh boy.

it is not, however, shameful to love anne hathaway. she is lovely.

but to love shonda... thats a problem.

Dorv said...

Ok, to be honest, I can't even remember the second movie (barely remember the first).

But, still, I've gotta own it.

That being said, I don't know where I stand on Shonda. Having recently rewatched the first couple of seasons of GA, there was some really good stuff (not great, mind you, but good...). I especially like Seasons 2 and 3.

But Private Practice is just rough. I mean, to have that cast, and the incredible guest cast that they've had, and to produce the product that they have is just embarrassing really.

Kelly said...

and the sad truth is that as fondly as I remember some of the earlier Grey's, it really wasn't that good. Certainly not good enough to afford a spinoff. And most of the interesting characters that come out of that show are the work of the actors, the writing is overall excrutiatingly weak.

dont even get me started on Private Practice.

Rachael said...

I have to admit a secret shame: I kind of love the second Princess Diaries as well, Dorv, so don't feel too bad. I definitely love Anne Hathaway to an embarrassing degree, but also it stars the soon-to-be-Captain-Kirk Chris Pine in all his awkward prince-glory. Or maybe I should never have admitted all this in a public forum.

Dorv said...

Ok, so to be honest, I don't really remember either movie to well. I just have this thing were I, for no real (or at least good) reason, automatically defend Anne Hathaway.

Plus, Hector Elizondo is pretty cool.

Kelly said...

Hector Elizondo is damn cool.