One of my favorite things to do, when I come back from an afternoon or evening out that didn’t include Keith is to find out what he watched while I was away. I think it’s very telling of his tastes when he’s not obliged to please me. I should say, however, that heÂ does try to watch things he finds interesting that he believes I will find uninteresting so that I don’t miss out on something we would enjoy watching together. That’s love.
1. The Venture Brothers
2. David Lynch’s cut of Dune (its very important to him that I clarify that it was David Lynch’s cut)
3. Star Trek I – VI plus Star Trek Next Generation First Contact (His ratings: II is “fantastic,” IV and VI are “pretty good,” I has its charms but “tries too hard to be 2001,” III and V are both “unbelievably shitty.” First Contact not too bad.)
5. Triumph Of the Will (Yeah, I don’t know either. When questioned about this, Keith said it’s an important historical document but that it was boring after the first few minutes)
7. The Final Countdown
8. George Carlin: It’s Bad For Ya
9. Duck Soup
10. Citizen Kane
11. Deadwood (I’ve seen Deadwood, this was a repeat watching)
12. Star Trek Next Generation episodes
13. Letters From Iwo Jima
14. Iron Eagle
17. The first two X-Men movies
HBO’s John Adams miniseries
The TV series The Prisoner, which he borrowed from a friend. Let me amend that – which he had pressed on him by a friend. This was 8 months ago. No Prisoner has yet to be watched but Keith’s feeling the pressure. What to say when the friend gets around to asking him if he enjoyed it? I maintain that watching an entire series just because someone pressed their box set on you is being too Midwestern.