Here’s the thing about business travel in Asia; or, more specifically, business travel anywhere actually: the movies that are on TV are either:
1. really, really bad creature features
2. romantic comedies
This problem is only exacerbated when in, say, Chang An, China, these are the only English-speaking channels and you are therefore forced to watch them.
Last night, I sat through all 90 minutes, plus foreign-language commericals, of the truly awful Earth vs. the Spider, starring Dan Akroyd as the overweight police detective fighting against all odds to save the city from a rampaging… does it really matter what? It was terrible. So bad, in fact, that I kept yelling, “This is the worst movie I’ve ever seen!” over and over again.
No small feat considering that the night before I’d watched some movie about a kid in a bio-robotic suit fighting to save the world from a rampaging… whatever.
Today, as I work, I’m being besieged by romantic comedies (My Best Friend’s Wedding at the moment)… and for those of you that know me, you know that I’m a total romantic at heart. Stuff like this is not good for my feeling alone.
And The Story of Us with Michelle Pfeiffer and Bruce Willis to round out the evening. I swear these things get me every time… they all seem to hit very close to home. Or I’m just that introspective… or that big of a dork.