Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Surreality TV

No, this post isn't about the Surreal Life, I got bored at that one after the first season. Once they started casting so-called celebrities who actually realized the joke was on them, I didn't find it so funny anymore. Does that say pretty bad things about me? (But seriously, Cory Feldman's antics and tantrums in the first season cracked me up and appalled me at the same time. That's entertainment.)

What this post is actually about, is John from Cincinnati. Does anyone else out there watch this? What an interesting and bizarre little show. Who wouldn't love a television series featuring levitation, surfing, resurrection, illicit drug taking and a strange man who doesn't eat, sleep, or poop, and might be an alien, or a robot or maybe the second coming.

When this show first came on at the beginning of summer... (it's on TMN in Canada and they're at about episode 7 now. Don't know when it was/is on in the states...) Anyway... when it first started up here, I watched a few minutes of one episode, saw Bruce Greenwood floating off the ground and decided it wasn't for me. (Or rather that if I was going to watch, I'd have to watch from the beginning to figure out what the levitation was about. Now I know even if I had watched from the beginning, I'd have no idea what it was about.)

So, I finally got around to giving it another try and have been getting caught up via the on demand channel.

Wow. I don't really know what's going on, but it doesn't matter, I'm hooked. I've always liked Bruce Greenwood who until now could mostly only been seen in Canadian films (like The Sweet Hereafter). I thought he was going to become famous after he was cast as JFK in Thirteen Days... but Kevin Costner kind of ruined that movie and it bombed. (But I also understand it never would have been made without Costner's involvement... so there you go.)

Anyway... Bruce is aging well.

Check this show out if you're into the surreal, bizarre and unusual.

6 comments:

Sinead M said...

I gave it three episodes and just found it wierd. And my attention span being what it is these days.. I gave up.

Molly O'Keefe said...

Bite your tongue Maureen!!! Kev just can't do accents...

we just had a conversation about this show this weekend - I don't watch it but the consensus among those who do is sort of -- not sure what it's about but can't turn it off. Which is, I think, what the producers were going for.

Maureen McGowan said...

I got over my Kevin Costner crush years ago... I think it was Robin Hood that did it for me.

You're right. It is his utter lack of ability to do accents. Why does he try?

Have you seen Thirteen Days? Very cool movie but Bruce Greenwood, a Canadian from Quebec, did a way better Bostonian accent than our Kevin. Greenwood made a pretty sexy and convincing JFK.

Lil Lex said...

I watched John from Cincinnati for 5 minutes, and it scared the shit out of me. My brain was in overdrive trying to extract meaning from scenes that didn't seem to have anything happening on the surface. I need Coles Notes or something.

Then Entourage came on, and I was alright again.

Molly O'Keefe said...

Jeremy Piven does make everything okay again...

Wylie Kinson said...

I tried J from C once. VERY bizarre... and I can't believe I'm saying this, but all the swearing turned me off (Yes, I loved Deadwood).
I intended to give it another try, if only to try and figure out what the heck was going on, but lost track of when it's on.
Now I'm just sitting back, waiting for my beloved Dexter...

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