Ugly Rumours

"I'm here on orders from my bird"

   Fri, July 13, 2007 - 1:45 PM
My latest Teevee fascination is the HBO series "John From Cinncinnati"

Any of you bird-possessed folks will probably find one of the story lines interesting...
a parrot (?) (I'm not bird-savvy so it may be something else like a budgie)...who dies, comes back
to life, and later is involved in restoring a previously brain-dead person.

Bill, the bird's owner (or does it go the other way around) thinks his bird talks to him...
Thus the line from above..."I'm here on orders from my bird"

There's a new tribe about the show
tribes.tribe.net/john-from-cincinnati

and you can watch the episodes on-line...at HBO.com

Word of Caution:
There are lots of F-bombs, especially in the first episode, so I would say either put on your headphones, or wait until the little ones are asleep...and by little ones I mean both the feathered variety and the other kind...

Second Word of Caution:
This show is not ABOUT A bird or birds, it just happens to be one of the threads in the overall story...
Sorry, if you want the "all-bird, all-the-time" channel, try Animal Planet...

Otherwise, check it out!



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Fri, July 13, 2007 - 2:10 PM
I'm LOVING this show! HBO does such great television series work, you can hardly miss...

John from Cincinnati is delightfully bizarre, we're eating it up at our house. Complex characters, mysterious phenomenons all over the place, introduction into the world of serious surfing...it's fantastic.

I'm in that tribe...I'll see you there!
Fri, July 13, 2007 - 2:18 PM
Great Christy!!! Looking forward to seeing you over there...

I agree, it's got an unusual amount of appeal to me...even with the F-bombs....Ha!


Unsu...
 
Fri, July 13, 2007 - 2:48 PM
I can only get previews to watch. Is it espisode 5, Day Four? It mentions Zippy. Is that the bird? I have my DVR set to record that ep, which looks to be on tonight.
Fri, July 13, 2007 - 3:26 PM
Episode 5 is the current one...and the title is "Day Four"

There are also alternative titles...

There is only a brief scene in this episode with Bill and Zippy...
and you guessed correctly, Zippy is the bird.

I will have to look around and see if there is any way to see previous episodes...

I'm hoping that they will do one of those back-to-back multiple episode nights
so that everyone can catch up...
Fri, July 13, 2007 - 3:37 PM
They will. People are starting to talk about the show so they'll make it accessable...eventually.
Fri, July 13, 2007 - 5:15 PM
it kinda reminds me of stranger in a strange land, i grok.

also, i think it is interesting how he interacts, repeating and just being positive, in general. OG- "You think this is a fucking joke, I will kill you."--Johnny-" I think this is a fucking joke."
Unsu...
 
Fri, July 13, 2007 - 6:27 PM
Looks interesting. The roommate subscribes but I've never gotten into any of the shows. I suppose I should check it out. Seeing's Crossing Jordan is done for, and there is currently no Heroes.

I kinda like Psych, on FX (?), although it's VERY cheesy. The white lead reminds me of Zach Braff. Burn Notice looks interesting as well.
Fri, July 13, 2007 - 11:04 PM
Amber: Yeah, if you can - you should look it up, the new episodes come on Sunday nights at 9...I'll try to let you know if I see where they are going to repeat the first episodes.

Richard: It's kinda strange that way...I can't quite figure out what John is supposed to be, obviously some sort of "other" whether he is an angel or what...not sure...I went back to the HBO web site and watched an interview with David Milch (main writer) and he sheds some (little) light on where this is going...apparently Cissy is one of the main focus characters...