Posted at 1:00 PM Jan 19, 2009By Kenny Herzog
Welcome back to one of NSCDUV's most beloved daily features, which takes aim at the most confounding, misleading or abruptly hysterical info-bar synopses of the day's cable programming.
And while Friday saw Tony Danza and Mercedes Ruehl making swimming sexily with the fishes, today Michael Caine gets some Misery-style treatment because of his feng shui preferences.
The Actual Story: Young, eager-to-be-educated woman and older, drunken professor learn about life, literature, love and letting go, in what is basically Finding Forrester or Good Will Hunting without all the icky male bonding.
Cable-Info Bar Synopsis: "A British hairdresser pushes her tutor, a professor who hides liquor on his bookcase."
What Their Description Would Have You Believe: That like so many misleading Info-Bar blunderers, Rita revolves around a single, abrupt, seemingly uncalled for act of semi-violence. And in this case, as repercussion for a bizarre, but by no means physically punishable bad habit. Good thing she didn't see where Caine stashes his condoms.
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