Friday, October 8, 2010

Chuck, Survivor, Monica and David, Will Wright Project - October 8, 2010

This week's Chuck had a lot of reunions going on. Well, one being that Chuck and Sarah had to deal with some of their past nemesis. Steve Austin and Nicole Richie returned and stirred up trouble. That wasn't the only guest stars though as Stacy Keibler also was in this episode. Austin and Keibler worked together in WWE and they got a fight scene against one another which was fun. So, Nicole's character kept getting at Sarah and bugging her with her relationship insecurities. The writers are doing a really good job of having Chuck and Sarah going through their relationship troubles courtesy of a good spy story. I loved the story of the video game at the Buy More. Basically, the big video game release was happening for Spy Attack. Big party for the release only for the store to get a few copies which is way less than the amount of people in line. This let Big Mike have his return to the store which was great to help Morgan. That story didn't end like I thought it would. When Jeffster started acting the game moves out, I thought that the real life spy drama that was going on on the roof would end up in the store looking like a video game reenactment deal made for the crowd. That would please them for the time being but it ended with Big Mike taking on Stone Cold. I loved it!! Big teaser at the end involving the wedding ring. I don't expect anything to come of it if I had to guess.

This week's Survivor continued the trend of the power struggle going on with the older tribe. Jimmy T continued to gain attention with him wanting to have a chance to show his leadership. When it comes to leadership, Marty has made it clear that he wants himself to have it. After another loss for the older tribe, Jimmy T was voted out. It looks like Marty's comfort of how the game is going for him is going to end next week with the previews showing a merge.

I got two pieces of info to pass along to you. The first is the latest HBO documentary entitled Monica and David which airs on October 14th at 7pm central time on HBO. The documentary follows the story of a married couple living with Down syndrome. It shows their wedding and also the challenges that they have to face as they start their life together. The documentary won the Best Documentary Feature award at this year's Tribeca Film Festival.

The second piece of info is about a new Truman Show like bit of TV entertainment. Will Wright, who is behind The Sims games, is now producing TV. Bar Karma is a series where the viewers are in control which is being developed by Current TV. Here is what the press release says on how the show will work:
Step 1 - Joining - Viewers will log on to "Current TV's Creation Studios" at www.current.com/barkarma through their computers and mobile devices and join the online community.
Step 2 - Creating - Viewers will submit potential story idea on an ongoing basis. Each week the show producers will provide the viewing community with a rough outline for the upcoming episode. Viewers will then have the ability to create various storyboards of unlimited plot possibilities.
Step 3 - Voting - Viewers will browse, comment and merge various ideas for the episode. Final proposals will then be reviewed and voted on.
Step 4 - Producing - After the final storyboard is selected by the community, Hecht and Worldwide Biggies will adapt, shoot, produce, and edit the winning storyline into a 30 minute television episode.
Bar Karma will premiere on Current TV in early 2011.

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