So, Point Pleasant. Some of you might remember this short-lived series. Its brief run began (and ended) in 2005, although the show looks and feels more like it was filmed in 1997. The premise was based around a mysterious young girl who (literally) washes up on the shore of the titular New Jersey town. She is the daughter of Satan and a mortal woman, in perpetual conflict between her human side and her evil side. PP received attention in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer fandom because it was co-produced by Buffy alum Marti Noxon, but it soon became apparent that PP had more in common with a low-budget version of The OC sprinkled with elements of a Dan Brown novel. And therein lies the awesome. This is crack of the finest quality, guys.
Oh man, I’m sorry I’ve been gone so long. Real life got super busy, and inspiration got super low, and… you know how that goes.
So Make It Or Break It premieres on Monday. And I know I keep saying this, but when it comes to recapping MIOBI… I’m done. For serious this time. I’m sorry, guys, but I just cannot do it anymore. I realize now that perhaps I held off so long updating this blog b/c I knew people would be expecting another MIOBI recap, and I couldn’t bring myself to do it. So I think it’s time to close that chapter of my recapping life. For those left disappointed by that news, I’m sorry. But I will still be watching, and I’m always up for a chat on this show’s delightful absurdity, so feel free to comment here or hit me up via e-mail if you’re interested.
That said, I’ve got a new crack now, and it’s called Point Pleasant. Some of you might recall this short-lived show. It aired in ’05 but it looks like it was filmed in ’97. It got some brief publicity for being a wannabe Twin Peaks and being co-produced by Buffy‘s Marti Noxon. However, PP had more in common with a low-budget OC crossed with a Dan Brown novel, which means it was awesome. Look for the first episode to be recapped here in loving detail soon. Fortunately, there’s only 13 eps, which means I should probably get through them all in a reasonable amount of time. Woo!
I was thinking of switching the focus of this blog from YA lit to old 80s/90s teen TV shows and movies (BSC and SVH eps totally fall into this category, so TU will still retain its YA ties). I might do books from time to time but I seem to thrive more on the television/cinema medium. That said, I am asking you, dear readers, if there is any old teen show or movie you’d like me to recap either concurrently with or after Point Pleasant? I’m asking for cancelled shows only please… as I learned with MIOBI, anything currently airing is just asking for my commitmentphobe tendencies to rear their ugly head, and also, I think it takes a few years after the fact for me to properly appreciate how charmingly awful a show is. I’m only willing to entertain taking on a complete series if it’s very short-lived, like PP (we’re talking a partial season here), otherwise I’m pleased to do a “worst of” sort of thing, like the Agony Booth’s Worst of Trek. So… comments? Suggestions? Any terrible episode of a 90s teen show you’re just dying to have me
eviscerate recap? (keep in mind the show itself doesn’t necessarily have to be bad, just the episode). I’m in your hands.