October 06, 2006

Okay, Now I'm Hitting Middle Age

A little while back, Gary the Ex Donk was asking folks to complete the meme "You know you've reached middle age when...." In response, I denied that I had any grounds for answering such a question.

Well, now perhaps I need to reconsider. You see, over the past two evenings, I've been running off Season 3 of Arrested Development. Last night, I came across Justine Batemam playing Nellie Bluth opposite real life little brother Jason's Michael Bluth:


Justine is the bottom half of forty, almost exactly a year younger than me. Yet as I watched her, I caught myself thinking, "Not baaaad...."

BTW, I hadn't seen a fair part of Season 3 before. However much AD might have suffered from the sophomore slump, they got it back in the end. It still amazes me that such a screamingly funny show got the ax. (Then again, half the jokes in the last episodes were sly allusions to its impending doom, so the question is whether it would have been as funny without such a wealth of gallows humor.)

Posted by Robert at October 6, 2006 02:00 PM | TrackBack

I've always had a thing for Justine Bateman, and she's only improved with age.

Posted by: Brian B at October 6, 2006 06:49 PM