Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Like Regular TV, Except it Doesn't Suck

What to do before the Fall Reading Challenge begins, since I don't want to OD on fiction beforehand? Watch some old TV shows online, of course...

Serial Experiments Lain: This eerie anime is somewhat like The Matrix, except it doesn't suck. A young girl receives an email from a schoolmate who apparently committed suicide, telling her that a meta-Internet realm called The Wire is really a glorious afterlife. "God is here." Creepy.

Children of the Stone: This is a UK miniseries that aired on Nickelodeon's The Third Eye when I was about 7, and I was too chicken to watch it then. A geologist and his son move to a village dominated by a circle of ancient stones, and notice that the locals are rather strange. It's like The Wicker Man for kids, except it doesn't suck.

3 comments:

tweetey30 said...

Those sound interesting. Do you have to pay to watch them?? Just wondering. I have never done so before and if I wanted to go watch them this afternoon I could. I am taking a day off before my mom and Ken get here.

Laura said...

The Wicker Man for kids??? Um. yeesh

SME said...

Tweets - I'm watching Serial Experiments on YouTube and Children of the Stone at TV-Links, so nope, I'm not paying. I would've bought or rented Children of the Stone if it was available outside the UK, but it isn't yet.

Laura - Well, without the nudity or human sacrifice. But it is about ancient practices.