Stuff to watch for
I am a huge series fan, although I don’t watch house, greys, desperate housewives or other girly stuff (partly because I don’t have a girlfriend to force it on me)
I am more of a thriller, action, sci fi and comedy fan.
I love stuff like Lost, Heroes, Smallville, Supernatural, KyleXY, Eureka, Weeds, Journeyman et al
Problem is that every year the American production companies cancel alot of shows that drop in viewership and quickly replace them with something else. Sometimes better, sometimes worse.
Sometimes some shows get dropped for no reason – case in point: Jericho
A post apocalyptic view on life in America in a little town called Jericho after the US is torn to pieces by 20 something Nuclear bombs.
The show was awesome but it got canceled, but when American viewers retaliated by sending hundreds and thousands of packets of nuts to CBS headquarters. Yes, Nuts, as in peanuts, cashews, walnuts. Nuts.
Check this youtube video
But alas some good things do come to an end, Lost will become found, Heroes will fade, Weeds will get smoked out and Clark Kent will eventually leave Smallville and will hopefully resulting in a spawning of a new series based on the JLA.
But there’s good stuff coming to replace the old.
Some shows I reckon are gonna be huge are the following :
A team of professionals versed in various specialist roles, i.e. a thief, a computer geek, a hitman, an actress and the brains. Kinda like Oceans 11 if you know what I mean but this is superbly put together – the old switcheroo whose gonna do who, scam the scam artist type of stuff that takes the con the con movies to a different level. Highly entertaining.
An entire aircraft of people melt, malform and fall apart in their seats, 47 children disappear and reappear halfway around the world 8 years later not having aged a bit, Sri Lankan fisherman report seeing a low flying plane that let out a pitch shattering windows in the area, an hour later an 8.7 earthquake hits the exact same spot creating a tsunami that kills 80 000 people, a hospital patient awakes after years of being in a coma and starts reciting numbers which turn out to be exact gps coordinates of American Battle cruisers.
All these things have something in common and it’s referred to as “The Pattern” – someone is using the world as their playground to conduct experiments beyond comprehension.
The only person who has any idea of what is actually going on is an institutionalized mad scientist and the FBI need him.
It highly entertaining as well.
Another sort of series I enjoy are these participant type gameshows where people compete against one another till there is one left;
Who wants to be a superhero
Last Comic Standing
Beauty and the Geek
The pickup artist
I particularly like the zany ones like “who wants to be a superhero” it was so deliciously corny, these people running around in tights with their super powers completing tasks given to them – the one character that made me laugh from that show was a super hero called “Fat Mama” – she was a large lady that ran around in a pink outfit with doughnuts swinging from her belt – well there’s a role model for your kids eh ?
Anyway something along those lines is coming which I got a peek at and it made me laugh.
A handful of some Americans win a trip away but they have no idea what or where and are whisked off to Japan to their surprise.
They arrive in Tokyo at night and in the morning of their first day in the city they go on a tour of some recording studios, they get ushered into a studio where some show is being taped, and step out right onto the stage of a Japanese gameshow where they are the contestants.
It’s called “I survived a Japanese gameshow”
They are split into teams and have to compete against each other and one person gets sent home at a time till there is one left – that winner takes home a prize of $250 000.
Now I don’t know how much you know about Japanese gameshows but they are the WACKIEST most BIZARRE practices on planet Earth.
This show looks great.
Some examples of Japanese gameshow games : human insects, human tetris game, games where you have to eat to win, others that involve treadmills. Check out this video to see the human tetris game in action.
Here is another really funny video of hurdles on a treadmill