Out of the Blue

I've grown comfortable with the idea that my tastes in television don't always align with the majority, as many of the shows I take to right off get cancelled just as quickly. This summer I didn't even get to mention Downward Dog before it got the axe, though apparently the eight episodes they aired were all that were planned for its first (and it turns out only) season. This was the story of a working woman and her dog, with the dog having a fully voiced inner monologue to give his outlook. This was an obvious draw for a dog lover, but it also had staying power in that regard, as I think most dog owners would agree that the pooch perspective was exceptionally well played. The dog described his motivations with perfect dog logic as demonstrations of his love, loyalty, bravery, and other valued canine traits. His description of the process of dogs domesticating humans was a perfect example of how well done this was. Anyway, as I say, I've already learned where my tastes diverge from the norm, so in spite of liking it so much, I called this for cancellation before the end of the first episode. Just sorry I was right. On the other hand, the Wikipedia article on the show says they are shopping it to other networks, so you never know. Every dog has his day, right?

R.I.P.: Last orca calf born in captivity at a SeaWorld park dies.

Dogged Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Flesh Mess.
Link: Best dad ever? US father builds killer robot for video game loving daughter.
Stories: Next James Bond Targets November 2019.
Burglar sneaks into Pasadena home, makes sandwich, falls asleep.
Science: A limiting factor on producing electricity in a warming world? Water.
Moon's interior may contain water, Brown University scientists say.
Media: Ready Player One trailer 2018.
Batman v Superman (Moustache Edition). Much better. Thanks Polygon.
Beavers: The Smartest Thing in Fur Pants.
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BobBob wrote on Jul 25, 2017, 14:07:
Why would anyone choose to move to Minnesota or Wisconsin?

Who wouldn't want to live in Wis - politics notwithstanding - beautiful country, lots of dariy products and byproducts, hot women of Scandinavian stock, and the best NFL team in football. And whilst I haven't been to Milwaukee, I know several people who have and all agree it's a pretty awesome.

Minn on the other hand? Enh, you're guess is as good as mine. It may have been sorta ok when the still had the North Stars, but that's about it.
"Van Gogh painted alone and in despair and in madness and sold one picture in his entire life. Millions struggled alone, unrecognized, and struggled as heroically as any famous hero. Was it worthless? I knew it wasn't."
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