Mar. 21st, 2011

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Words cannot express the hilarity that this series gives me. It was based on an off-hand comment by Ben Stein (yes, the Ben Stein who doesn't believe in evolution) who was annoyed at some mini-series about nuclear war. With such a pedigree how can it fail????

It features:
Kris Kristofferson as a gnarly ex-presidential candidate, whom (for reasons that are not clear to me) the Russians do not shoot. In fact, they don't seem that keen on shooting anyone. Except for congress, that is. KK is about as charismatic as a small pickled onion. His charismatic expression is awfully similar to his I'm standing in a field looking gnarled expression.
Sam Neill as a Russian colonel who is in love with a really annoying actress. REALLY ANNOYING. She discovers patriotism halfway through the approximately 50 hours of this show
AN EVIL MAJOR WHO DESTROYS HOUSES.
A BUNCH OF OTHER OPPRESSED PEOPLE. Also Christine Lahti. Actually, she's the only decent thing in this show. Well, Sam Neill does his best, but he's saddled with the actress, which hampers him a bit.

I am sad to tell you that apparently America was captured with 3 helicopters, 2 tanks and 10 all terrain vehicles. THAT IS BECAUSE PEOPLE FORGOT HOW TO BE PATRIOTIC. IF ONLY THEY'D BELIEVED IN AMERICA! No, honestly, that seems to be the basic belief of this show.

ETA: I really want to watch more bad mini-series. Maybe it's time to rewatch that CBC Ben Hur with 'I'm no catamite' Ban Hur and his 'peel me a grape' admiral.

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