In this very special episode: The Idiots recover from April Fools by not winning the lottery and continuing to watch the small amount of interesting television that is still out there. They take an opportunity to answer a listener email then move along to television news. After some reviewing of shows, they each give out some recommendations and sound-offs. Oh, and there’s a bit of an autotuning going on, which will make the show all that more awesome.
What’s Up with the Idiots? [27:00] –The Idiots talk about what’s happened this past weeks.
TV News [14:00] – Listener feedback and the latest news about the boob tube
What We’re Watching [26:00] – The Idiots talk about Alcatraz, New Girl, Cougar Town, Unchained Reaction, South Park, Ultimate Spider-Man, Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, The Big Bang Theory and Criminal Minds
TV-on-DVD [13:00] – Sound-Off on Broadcast News, DVDs of South Park: Season 15, MST-3K: Volume 23, Eureka: Season 4.5, Tintin: Season 2 and Brave & Bold: Season 2 Volume 2, and the Idiot Recommendation
Listener Email from Ty from St. Louis
Kevin, I believe we’re about the same age, I was born in 1973, and I really enjoyed the 21 Jump Street TV show. In fact much of my wardrobe and hair style in high school could be blamed directly on the show. I was totally jazzed about the idea of a 21 Jump Street movie when I first heard about it, but then totally bummed when I heard it was going to be a comedy.
Basically, why do you and
think that many of these TV show movies are coming out as comedies? Starsky & Hutch is one of the earlier ones, but more recently 21JS & Dark Shadows. These were serious and good shows for the time. I’m not trying to take anything away from the 21JS movie, as I understand it’s pretty good. But this movie was not the vision, and Tim Burton’s vision for Dark Shadows makes me want to puke, I’m very tired of the Burton/ Depp love affair we’ve been subjected too.
I suspect it’s because the shows aired too long ago and the Studios think a serious movie wouldn’t nab enough of us who followed it back in the day. But that doesn’t explain Mission Impossible and Lost in Space among the other serious releases of forgotten tv shows. I mean The Fugitive film was amazing, I wonder if it were pitched today instead of years ago they would aim for a comedy.
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