Thursday Open Thread

January 3, 2013

Happy Thursday!

Today I am sharing a post that made me laugh so hard I cried. It took snarky to a whole new level. It’s a review of Titanic, 15 years later. It coincided with the film’s 3D rerelease last April. (Warning: there are cuss words. Lots of ’em. And one is in the cover photo.)

The part that had me in stitches was her description of Fabrizio, the Italian character. Abbondanza!

I adored this movie when I first watched it as a recently engaged 22-year-old, but must admit it strikes me as cheesy now. It’s still visually impressive. I also used to adore I Love Lucy as a child and well into my 20s, but I watched an episode recently that made me cringe now that I’m an old married lady. All of Lucy’s scheming to hide her “naughty” actions from Ricky just struck me as so infantilizing. And the kicker: at the end of the episode, Ricky actually put her over his knee and spanked her for being “bad.” Turns out it was recurring schtick. Ick.

On the other hand, I can never get enough of Sixteen Candles and When Harry Met Sally, 80s hairdos and all. Are there any movies, books or TV shows that haven’t stood the test of time for you? And which ones still hold up? Please share!

What else is on your mind? Chat away!