Throwback Thursday-Just Shoot Me (1997-2003)

The workplace can often be mined for ideas for stories.

In the late 1990’s/early 2000’s television show, Just Shoot Me (1997-2003), Maya Gallo (Laura San Giacomo) is a journalist who just lost another job after changing an anchorwoman’s copy on the teleprompter, forcing her to cry while on screen. The only job she can find is at Blush, the fashion magazine run by her father Jack Gallo, (George Segal). The interesting mix of personalities at the office include former model Nina Van Horn (Wendie Malick), smart ass secretary Dennis Finch (David Spade) and photographer with a wandering eye Elliot DiMauro (Enrico Colantoni).

The best stories are the ones that universal. We all have our fair share of workplace stories, whether they be good, bad or in between.

Do I recommend it? Sure, why not?


Flashback Friday-Peter Pan (2003)

Peter Pan is youth immortalized. Based on the story by early 20th century playwright and author J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan has been on screen and on stage many times since his introduction to the world in 1904.

In 2003, the story was turned into a film. The movie starred Jeremy Sumpter as the title character, Jason Isaacs in the dual roles as the villainous Captain Hook/Mr. Darling and Rachel Hurd-Ward as Wendy Darling. Keeping to the traditional telling of Peter Pan, Peter brings Wendy and her brothers to Never Never Land and battles his long time nemesis, Captain Hook.

This movie is not entirely bad. It’s still Peter Pan, there is nothing new or different about the plot. The filmmakers could have heavily leaned on special effects to tell the story, but thankfully, they didn’t.

The only problem is that we all know the Peter Pan story, there is nothing at this point to shock or surprise the audience.

Do I recommend it? Maybe.

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