You know, I sort of hate to admit this, because I feel like I’m giving in to mass marketing and pop culture, not to mention Rubert Murdoch… but you know what? I’m really starting to like the new Fox show Skin.
Specifically, I really liked the second episode, which just aired. The first episode was more than a little anticlimactic, because there were really no surprises in it after all those incessant, detailed commercials during the baseball playoffs. But the second episode was quite good, I thought. I particularly like the fact that the pornographer actually seems to be one of the more moral adult characters. And it’s hard to go wrong with a Romeo and Juliet story… particularly when Juliet (or in this case, “Jewel”) is played by a gorgeous blue-eyed blonde. (I have a thing for gorgeous blue-eyed blondes, in case anyone hadn’t noticed. :)
Hey! I just realized that the Juliet character’s first name is Jewel and the Romeo character’s last name is Roam. Coincidence? I THINK NOT!
Skin, of course, is centered around the world of porn… and as long as we’re on the topic of porn, New York magazine had a couple of very interesting articles last week about the impact of Internet porn on its consumers. Warning: Parental discretion advised! The articles themselves aren’t pornographic, of course, but they discuss pornography in a no-holds-barred sort of way. So yeah, don’t follow this link unless you’re at least 18 and you want to read about porn! (And don’t stick peas up your nose, either!)
Okay, back to being a family website… :)