Edited for TV

Stef and I just finished watching American Pie 2 on the USA Network. It’s ridiculous to me how horrendous a moderately good movie can become when edited for television. And calling American Pie 2 “moderately good” really is pushing it; under normal circumstances it’s more like “just barely good”. When you edit a movie like this for television, when you strip it of all the naughty bits that make it worthwhile, what’s the point?

I often find myself wondering, when watching movies on TV that I already own copies of, why I don’t just pop in the DVD I own and watch the real thing. What is it about movies on TV that compels me to watch them? I mean, I hate the damn commercials. And I hate the way the content is edited for TV. Why, oh why, do I continue to watch?

It’s one of life’s great mysteries, isn’t it? Like the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow.

The Sox have tied the game in Tampa Bay. Stef is watching some VH1 Fabulous Life of special (I think it’s focused on Lindsay Lohan). And I’m tired of writing.