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Friday, January 14, 2005

The Friday Eff Off: Carnivale

Carnivale had its second season premiere last week- which attracted fewer eyeballs than a porno flick full of bearded women. Wonder why? Listen up, HBO: Uncle Buster lays it all out for you in The Friday Eff Off.

In college, I took a cinema class where the movie Freaks was shown. It’s one of the first talkies about sideshow acts in a traveling carnival. A talking head with no body, bearded lady, blah blah.

There is a place in the world for people with these special talents. But most of us spend our lives trying to avoid such people. So why would HBO decide that a dramatic series about them would be worth watching? That I can’t answer, but I can tell you I don’t need to see Carnivale.

Judging by the ratings, neither does anyone else.

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