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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

What I'm Watching


Hello, gentle readers! Hope you are all well and staying safe!
Well, it’s my turn to blog and guess what? Hahaha! Yes, you’re right. I do not have a topic. The days are flowing by just too darn fast. It’s March already! Wasn’t it just New Year’s Day yesterday? I guess what they say is true…the older you get, the faster the time goes.
Oh, I know what I can talk about…a new series on SyFy. It’s called Resident Alien and the people who write this show must be having a ball – the writing is just that terrific. And funny! The premise – an alien inhabits an earthling’s body and tries pass himself off as human – but with all the quirks of someone who just doesn’t know how a human should act. His actions aren’t quite on the mark, especially when he’s feeling things a human would feel (which, of course, is completely alien to him) and he doesn’t seem to have a sensor between brain and mouth (okay, sometimes, neither do I) so he says anything that pops in his head, no matter how inappropriate (in a very deadpan kinda way…which cracks me up or makes me want to cringe). We also get to hear his internal thoughts as he’s trying to figure out the world around him and the people he comes in contact with. There’s only one person in the whole town who knows he’s an alien. It’s a kid, so, of course, no one believes him. 

The actor who plays this alien turned earthling is fantastic and those that play off him do it with such flair, it’s easy to believe they are not in on the joke.
I will admit, the day he “tried out” his new body was hysterical. Learning how to walk, learning how to eat, learning how to sit in a chair. I laughed out loud (not a good thing…it was very early on a Saturday morning, around 5am, and I woke the DH). I am a fan of slapstick comedy (you know, pie in the face, slip on a banana peel) and this certainly hits the mark.
Back to the writers of this show. As I said, they must be having a great time with this (his actions, his words, etc, and how everyone plays off what he says and does). I ask myself over and over “How did they ever think of that”! and how do they make it so funny (as you know, funny is subjective…what I find funny...well, let's just say I'm a little quirky and leave it at that). 
As you know, I’m trying my hand at a rom-com. I’m hoping I can make that as humorous as this show. Wish me luck!
Stay well! Stay safe! And remember to spread kindness wherever you go!

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