How soon is... WTF?

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2015/07/22 13:57 +00:00, original URI:

Following the bold inspiration of blog posts like How soon was then? and How soon is now?, both of which are meant to allude to the song by The Smiths and covered by Love Spit Love titled How Soon Is Now? which is itself inspired by George Eliot (alias of Mary Ann Evans) and a small piece of her seminal work Middlemarch, I was particularly unhappy about the way that the song itself was butchered beyond recognition by the television series Charmed (especially as seen on reruns on the basic cable network TNT).

Well over the past few weeks, TNT has topped their previous song shaming at least 33% of time by replacing the lines

I am the son

and the heir

with the lines

I am the sun

and the air

and I was dumbfounded about how to react exactly.

For example, it was in the 7:00am rerun yesterday, but not the 6:00am or 8:00am.

WTF? By which I mean What The F**k ? By which I mean THE FUCK?

But then I stopped and wondered whether the TNT rerun had managed to (accidentally?) backformation its way into topical relevance for the supernatural show's theme song.

I doubt that it has ever been intentional, but as changes go it is kinda really cool as a form of redemption for the [formerly?] butchered theme song for the show's beginning title credits.

Maybe I am the only one with captions on who even noticed how it has been selectively happening....;-)

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