Keanu therapy — and things that are even worse

I’m having a “less than halfway through recovery” slump. I’ve taken a careful and, arguably, scientific approach to dealing with the slump: chocolate ice cream and repeated viewings of Keanu Reeves in Speed.

Keanu Reeves

I now know what it feels like to be an addict on a bender. I’ve clearly hit rock bottom.

I was going to remark rhetorically that the only question remaining is how much lower I can go for the next four months, but I think I already have my answer — I’ve now started watching Magnum, p.i. I’d be watching the Love Boat if it was on streaming Netflix. I’m clearly regressing.

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  • Charles Martel

    Book, believe it or not, I understand the Love Boat thing. But, please, oh, please, never descend to Fantasy Island. There lies madness.

    • Bookworm

      I agree. 

  • Texan99

    Little 30- or 60-minute morality plays with appealing characters and a little suspense–what could be better for the convalescent?  I quite enjoy “Touched by an Angel” when I’m in that mood.  With some chicken soup and a day-long lineup of Law & Order, Northern Exposure, Charmed, The Mentalist, and the like, I can survive any minor physical ailment.  May I also suggest Warner Brothers cartoons on YouTube?
    Be nice to yourself while your brain is fuzzy with fatigue, discomfort, and medication.  It won’t last that long.

    • Bookworm

      Texan99: We raised our children on the classic WB cartoons, which we own on DVD. Their brilliance has not dimmed with time.

  • Charles Martel

    “May I also suggest Warner Brothers cartoons on YouTube?”
    Texan99, you are a person after my own heart.

  • jj

    If you have a need for Reeves, try Constantine or The Devil’s Advocate.  I don’t get the Reeves thing – that’s a taste I never acquired – for me his range extends all the way from A to B, but those are at least different!  With other people who are far better actors, in much better stories.
    And if you’re Netflixing, try Lost – maybe you’ll be the one to actually figure out what the hell it was about!

    • Bookworm

      JJ: I think, if anything, you overestimate Keanu’s acting chops. My fondness for him is irrational, but that’s what crushes are all about. I do love, though, that when he’s not on screen he keeps himself to himself.

  • Charles Martel

    One of the things I loved about the Warner Brothers cartoons was that most of their characters were seriously unbalanced. It was always a game to see how few seconds would elapse before Yosemite Sam would launch into a six-shootin’ psychotic episode, or Pepe Le Pew would take to misconstrue a flat-out rejection as an “Ahhh, she ees playing the hard to get!” moment.
    Same with Basil Fawlty in “Fawlty Towers.” My wife and I used to make small bets on how much time it would take in an episode before Basil went apeshit.

  • Ymarsakar

    Anime, even more powerful of a anti Leftist decontamination protocol. But only when it’s in Japanese. As English is prone to being controlled by Leftist conditioning, on a mental level.

  • Libby

    I share your weakness for Keanu and “Speed.”. He has a knack for selecting films that benefit from his, er, style of acting. I would suggest also viewing “The Matrix” (1st one only) and “Point Break.” Mindless fun.

    • Bookworm

      Streaming Netflix does not have the Matrix movies.  You can only imagine how I suffer.  😉

  • shirleyelizabeth

    Netflix has 99 episodes of Phineas and Ferb! I also think they have Firefly, but that could have been removed.

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