constantly ogling each other from their very first meeting until they jump
into bed on page 7, and who are just perfect physical specimens...
||Characters who are odd and
don't look like glossy television models with ultra-white teeth, long legs,
red hair and green eyes. (What is with that, anyway? Do guys
really like red hair that much?)
||Revenge...it just feels so
|Any story called
||A good, atmospheric haunted
house tale...the finest example being Shirley Jackson's exquisite, The
Haunting of Hill House
bimbos (unless they're the victim in a good crime novel)
||A good, solid who-dunnit...the
new Hard Case Crime books are FANTASTIC...
||A good sense of humor...Piers
Anthony, P.G. Wodehouse, H.H. Munroe (who can resist Clovis in such
masterful, yet suavely cruel tales as 'The Unrest Cure'?)
||A terrifying vampire tale
where the vampires finally get what they deserve--the stake...
|Star Trek: Next
Generation -- can anyone say, politically correct? Honestly, these
people are so sugar-coated they'll give you diabetes after five minutes.
If I was stuck on a ship for 5 years with them, I'd have to so some serious
movie by John Carpenter or from Hammer Studios - those two are primo sources
for lush horror, and who can avoid loving the buff, sardonic, one-eyed Kurt
Russell as 'Snake Plisskin' in Escape from New York? Not to
mention the great music, and for the guys, busty Adrienne Barbeau...
|Star Trek: Next
Generation movie Nemesis. Okay, this is your brain on drugs,
right? Because NOTHING they do makes any logical sense--they obviously
made plot decisions based on what cool special effect could be included,
rather than if it made any freakin' sense whatsoever...
Or, am I the only one who
actually understands enough science to see the major, universe-sized holes
in the logic of this movie?
|The Sci Fi channel isn't
doing too badly either, lately, for mindless Friday night entertainment...
'Stargate Atlantis' and 'Firefly' are decent with a dry wittiness you have
to love even if the stories are sometimes a little...well...just accept
them, don't try to over-think them... You've got to love any science fiction
where the men are moderately intelligent, and you can still play with