Monday, 23 May 2016

Anticipation 2

Waiting for Brian Busby to receive and read his copy of Ultimatum 2 is like waiting for the last person at work to finish watching Breaking Bad.  Except lots of people like Breaking Bad.  So it's not exactly like that.

I can't believe he's reading Rainbow Country novelizations instead.  Yes, those stories feature a floatplane and thrilling-but-repetitive adventures in the great Canadian outdoors, but do the characters ever negotiate business deals or drill for anything? No, they do not.

They do not satisfy.

It's like trying to drink whisky from a bottle of wine.  Or vodka, without eating bread.


  1. Also like a novel that features native people, but they don't blow up anything. Actually, it's exactly like that.

  2. Did you know there were only 26 episodes of Rainbow Country? There were 387 episodes of The Beachcombers. And I'm not just saying that because 387 is a funny number. That's the real number.

  3. And none available on DVD - and very little of any early-season episodes are on Youtube.

  4. Three weird things about trying to watch an entire episode of Rainbow Country:

    - Moneypenny

    - The towheaded boy hero who appears, on reflection, to be 30

    - The fact that it's happening a day's drive from Duluth.

    When I was a kid, I think I assumed they were in the Bering Straits. Or at least the Mackenzie Delta.