apologize – continue to work – go to rehab – quit rehab
– resign. He is at the “continue to work stage” at the moment. If Rob Filner, ex-mayor of San Diego, is advising
Ford (according to rumors), then Ford’s next move will be to ask the city of Toronto to pay for rehab.
I just enjoyed watching another episode of Sleepy Hollow,
a supernatural drama television series on Fox TV that premiered in September. It is as modern-day retelling of the 1820 short story, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving. Fox has renewed it for a second season.
The trend on TV lately has been the retelling of old classics. ABC has the TV series Once Upon a Time that modernizes such fairytales as Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, and Red Riding Hood. The show is in its third season. Now ABC has premiered a spin off, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, based on the Lewis Carroll fairytale classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. I must admit that I have not watched it yet.
Rumor has it that Fox is thinking of airing another retelling of an old classic. Currently, they are brainstorming three pilots. (Rumor has it)
One show would be based on the story of Pinocchio from the novel, The Adventures of Pinocchio (1883), by Carlo Collodi. The original story is about a wooden puppet who dreams of becoming a real boy. The modern version (made for TV) is a story about a congressman who dreams of becoming President or mayor of New York City. However, as these fairy tales go, he has a bad habit of sexting and then lying about it. As he lies, his nose grows. This version would be a comedy.
A second show being considered (rumor has it) is Humpty Dumpty, based on the English nursery rhyme from late eighteenth century England. It is the story of an anthropomorphic egg that sits on a wall, has a great fall, and all the king’s horses and all the kings’ men could not put Humpty together
again. (Sorry about that). The modern day version would be about a politician who is mayor of a major city in Canada (or governor of New Jersey – Fox can’t decide which). He manages to get into trouble and no political advisers can seem to help him. This show would a paranormal.
The third show being considered (rumor has it) is Goldilocks, based on the fairy tale, The Story of the Three Bears, by Robert Southey (1837). In the modern version, a woman becomes president, but the opposite party controls congress. The three bears are the speaker of the House, the Senate Minority Leader, and The Majority Leader of the House. This story would be a drama similar to the successful series, Scandal.
It will be interesting to see which show emerges from this brainstorming. Stay tuned.
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