Started watching "Rent" tonight for the first time (didn't finish it, though; had to turn it off during the scene where Mimi is seen at her place of employment; not appropriate for Connor :D). About twenty minutes into the show, I started to get a feeling that something seemed familiar . . . guys living in a seedy apartment . . . the girl from downstairs shows up, needing a light. When she mentioned feeling frail and sickly, the lightbulb went off for me. "La Boheme." Was this an updated retelling of "La Boheme?" When I learned that her name was Mimi, I knew I had to be right. I'm not expecting her to survive to the end of the show :D. Kinda cool, and I like the music so far. Loved the tango sequence. I'll probably watch the rest of it tomorrow night. How funny that I'd never heard it was based on the opera, though. I saw La Boheme in San Francisco a few years ago (the only time I've been to the opera here, in fact). I'd have been more interested in "Rent," and watched it sooner if I'd known.