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Eww, sounds like Austin. – Hank Hill

Last night, my sister and I watched the episode of “King of the Hill” that we had DVR’d on Sunday. I was so disappointed that I hadn’t known about the plot beforehand. It really was too perfect. I went ahead and wrote a post on it for Austinist (better late than never).

I tried not to show any side in my Austinist post, but I really did love the episode’s take on Austin’s gentrification. Sure, we can’t blame Peggy Hill for the rising property costs in East Austin, but still. People are buying houses in East Austin because it is less expensive than elsewhere in town, East Austin becomes a popular place to set up shop, and the rents go up because of it. So the people who have been living in that area of town for most of their lives are finding their property taxes rising.

This episode of the show may oversimplify the issue slightly, but the main feeling of it is dead on. A change in the demographics changes the flavor of a neighborhood. Ergo, the fish tacos become salmon tacos.

Oh, just watch the episode and see what I mean.

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Christmastime is here

Discussion on the music from “A Charlie Brown Christmas” on Soundcheck’s Friday show:

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WGA strike good for Men in Trees?

“Men in Trees” cast (c) ABC.

11/12 update: Michael Ausiello on TV Guide says there are 13 episodes still to come for Men in Trees. That’s 13 episodes as compared to the 4-7 episodes that other hour-long dramas have to come. That’s good, right?

He also says that the producers may make the last episode filmed the season finale.

Men in Trees‘ production schedule is way ahead of some other fare because they are still showing episodes filmed last year. While other shows may run out of new episodes in the winter months, Men in Trees may still be putting out new episodes. Maybe people will be so sick of reality TV by then that the ratings for MiT will go up. It’s a great show – one of my favorites – and I do wish more people would try it. Just a thought I had; I could be way off.

Of course, it would be better if the producers would give in to the writers’ demands and stop hogging all the money. Then the strike would be cut short.

Three posts in one day from me? What’s going on?

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