Look around you...
The world is an hilarious place, and there's no better way to confirm that fact than by watching low-budget educational films. If your middle school experience was anything like mine, then you'll remember the intense rush of joy that you felt when you arrived at class to find a TV cart set up at the front of the room. Maybe some of you were excited about the chance to catch up on sleep or pass notes or whatever, but I watched those damn things with a passion, noting every flubbed line, analog-synth-driven soundtrack, and polyester-filled wardrobe like they were keys to a parallel universe.
Thanks to the Internet Archive's AV Geeks collection
of films, I've recently rekindled my love affair with the genre and with last night's premiere of Look Around You
on BBC America, I've been catapulted directly into geek/kitsch heaven! The series parodies 70s/80s science films and nails the look and tone of these series with such astonishing accuracy that it made my big, comfy couch feel like a cramped uncomfortable desk (with the chair attached). With this show, Coupling,
and Trailer Park Boys,
BBCA is fast on its way to becoming my favorite network! (Sorry Cartoon Network,
it's nothing personal... =)
posted by idontlikewords
on Dec 3, 2004 -
I am down with Plato and Socrates, And I like to get busy with all the ladies. Grunt, grunt/
sumthin,' sumthin,' sumthin,'/
Up in ma shed, up in ma shed...
From Bubbles' first freestyle rap, to Mr. Lahey's ever-doomed attempts to keep control of Sunnyvale Trailer Park, to Randy's shirtless gut, to eight year old Trinity's nicotine patch, to J-ROC's genuine delusion that he is black: the brilliance of Trailer Park Boys rolls on. Season Four begins tonight in Canada on Showcase
; and on April 15th Season One debuts on BBC America
. Here's hoping that success won't change the best TV show ever to come out of Canada.
Previously discussed on Mefi last year
, but I hope the new season merits a revist to Sunnyvale. Pass the pepperoni and the rum and coke.
posted by jokeefe
on Apr 11, 2004 -