Friday, July 12, 2013

Lincoln And Drinkin'

I just watched the first TV episode of Drunk History.  It's been on the Funny Or Die website for years and has now been picked up as a series on Comedy Central.

It's interesting to read the Hollywood Reporter review:

The web series Drunk History has been around for roughly six years now, delighting people who know when a truly great idea has been executed to near perfection. In this instance, it was really hard to go wrong: Get someone drunk -- no, really drunk -- and have them recount a moment in history.

Weird.  I feel exactly the opposite.  This is horrible idea and practically nothing can make it work.  Drunk people are obnoxious and annoying, and putting them front and center in the show is tiresome.

The first episode features three stories--Woodward and Bernstein investigating Watergate, the Lincoln assassination and Elvis meeting Nixon.  The actors--an impressive list, including Adam Scott, Jack Black, Bob Odenkirk, Will Forte, Stephen Merchant and Dave Grohl--are game, and it is somewhat intriguing seeing them lip sync to the drunken muttering.  But I just can't get past the fact this show is illustrating what jerky people are saying.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"illustrating what jerky people are saying"

what? its a show about a blog?

3:58 AM, July 12, 2013  

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