Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Spike TV, You are Crazy Stupid, But Awesome

First of all, the season premiere of the next season of Pros vs. Joes is coming.  April 27th.  I don't think I need to detail my love of that crazy-ass, stupid show.  I dare to  guess I've written more words about it than any other single unpaid writer in the world.  That realization makes me sad.

But Spike TV is here to cheer me up with the single silliest show I've seen in awhile.  It's called "Deadliest Warrior", and it takes two kinds of warriors, and through a bunch of bullshit "science" and some awesome shit-talking determine who the best of two different kinds of warriors are. Here's Variety magazine's Brian Lowry discussing some of the match-ups:

"In the premiere, that means letting experts on Apache and Roman gladiator fighting techniques sing their respective praises, almost like ESPN analysts. Future faceoffs will include (and I swear, I'm not making this up) Pirate vs. Knight, Yakuza vs. Mafia, Maori vs. Shaolin Monks, William Wallace vs. Shaka Zulu, Ninja vs. Spartan, Green Beret vs. Spetnaz, and Taliban vs. IRA -- and honestly, I can't wait to see who the advocate for the Taliban is."

Lowry called the show stupid, and he's quite right.  But it is my kind of stupid.


Lillian Wey said...

How cute are you?

Andrew Wice said...

This almost makes we want to get a TV. Looks like a show I could argue about for hours.

For example, what good is stealth to an Apache if they have to fight in a coliseum in front of 30,000 people?
Or is the gladiator expected to go clunking around the red desert?

Since I won't be getting a TV, I would be very delighted if Big BM kept us regularly up to date on this awesome show.

Back when I had a TV, the only thing on was Ed Sullivan.