Now I remember why I’m not a sports fan. It’s heart-breaking. I didn’t see the good bits. I didn’t get home from my meeting until the second quarter. So I missed the opening touchdown, but got to watch the Colts score again and again. I stopped watching at half-time and then watched most of the fourth quarter. I know the basics of the game and hardly ever watch, but even I could see the Colts were tight in both offense and defense while the Bears couldn’t pull it together. I imagine my brother-in-law walked away from the TV before the game ended. I haven’t talked to sis yet, but I’ve seen him turn off the game in disgust before.
The commercials I saw were lame even for regular spots. I watched Flower Drum Song during half-time, third quarter and post game. I kept clicking back to catch Criminal Minds, but finally set my VCR to catch it. I know all the songs from Flower Drum Song by heart. I listened to my mom’s record of the film soundtrack for years. It was nice to finally see the story behind it. It was also nice to see the Asian characters played by Asian actors, not at all common in 1961. I knew some of the actors were Japanese not Chinese, but it’s still better than Yul Brynner or Katherine Hepburn.
During the dance number in Love Look Away the dancer performed a series of athletic gymnastic stunts instead of a fluid dance. I find this boring and it reminded me of the extended ballets in Gene Kelly movies. It turns out Gene Kelly was the choreographer. I once heard that the difference between Kelly and Astaire was the Kelly made dancing look difficult and Astaire made it look effortless. I much prefer effortless dancing. I know it’s difficult, I don’t need to see the effort involved. I love musicals, but I am bored by most ballads and ballet numbers.
I would like to get Flower Drum Song on CD. I’d forgotten all about Don’t Marry Me. What a fun song. It was weird to see Det. Sgt. Nick Yemana singing it though.
I'll stick with Netflixing; it is much more satisfying than being a Bears fan.