You've been waiting for it. Here it is. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the second best show on television, just a few tiny inches behind The Wire. That show is called:
Love Always, CHARLESTON
It's The Days of Our Lives meets Trapped in the Closet. It might be better than that. It might not be. Only time--and more viewings--will tell. For now, all I can do is watch.
A bit of an explanation. Love Always, CHARLESTON is a cable access soap opera that is shot in Atlanta and Charleston. It airs every weekday at 4:30 in those two very lucky communities. I watched my first live episode today, and it left me breathless. One character's wireless mic was displayed prominently in a close-up, one scene was shot with no regard for the 180 degree rule, and as for the dialogue and acting... well, a mere mortal like myself cannot do justice to the experience of witnessing it with one's very own eyes. So how can you do that? Thank Christ Almighty for the world wide web, that's how. Do yourself a favor and visit the film's official website and MySpace page right fucking now to watch several clips of magic. If this doesn't make your impending weekend about fourteen trillion times better than it was just two or three minutes ago, perhaps you should consider skipping off a bridge.