Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Watch a movie

Our cable service comes with "free" movies, all of which, in my opinion, are truly terrible.  They have a couple of old classics, I think, but generally they are no-stars from the 80's and 90's. 

Ron will tell me, "Oh, you have to watch this movie, it's SO GOOD!".  Every time I have watched a movie with him, it's been terrible.  Most of them had terrible ratings on Rotten Tomatoes, which are listed along with the movie title. 

He finally talked me into watching a movie, swore up and down it was really, so, excellent.  I would love it, he swore.  I doubted it. 

The credits rolled.  Angelina Jolie.  I am not into supporting artists who wreck homes, and she had relations with Brad Pitt while he was still married.  Tony Shaloub.  He plays a good crazy guy.  I figured I would like him, at least. 

It featured a woman who was told she's going to die, in a week, and the decisions she makes afterward.  I found the acting bad, the script terrible, everything was very predictable and plodding. 

I watched it with Ron.  I was NOT impressed. 

We got to the de facto sex scene.  I don't like watching porno.  I tried to fast forward it and the controller went nuts.  I couldn't stop it fast forwarding, the control box froze up, and it continued to fast forward through the end of the movie.  Then my control box died.  I had to unplug it from the wall and change out the batteries in my controller. 

I was pretty upset, I felt like this damned, stupid, horrible movie had taken over my entire system.  I kept telling Ron all the things that were going wrong. 

All because I didn't want to watch the sex scene.  I mean, really, does it ADD anything to the movie?  No, it just puts porno into what was previously something watchable. 

Ron tried to "fix" it, and couldn't.  I did get him to turn off "Voice Guidance" when I got the system rebooted.  He began having tantrums, asked what I "did" for him, and went off drinking again.  Any excuse to drink. 

Had I watched the movie to the end and told him I liked it, I'm sure he would have had an extra drink too.  He said I had "ruined" the movie by pressing the fast forward button and having problems.  I told him I didn't like it anyway.  Then he really blew up. 

It's like, these days, he expects me to like everything he does.  He doesn't like shows like Supernatural, I don't go off drinking and calling him names for that.  He doesn't like Law & Order (the regular one, not SVU, I hate that), he doesn't like any of the shows I do. 

I don't like any of the shows he does, the old "Andy of Mayberry" as he calls it, or any other of those phony "happy family" sitcoms from his generation.  We could barely agree on "Three's Company" and that was a long time ago. 

None of that ever mattered.  Variety is the spice of life.  Opposites attract.  I don't want to watch badly written and acted "love stories" or the pseudo-porn he asked me to watch last night.  One of those "barely legal" things that was supposed to be a psychological thriller. 

Give me a plot and some decent acting.  I don't even need good sets or audio.  I'm not picky. 

Ron, however, likes everything and that's a problem when he wants me to like it, too. 

At least he stopped cursing me out. 

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