Thursday, March 27, 2008

Random television reviews

Pros vs Joes (Spike TV)

This reality show pits former professional athletes against normal "Joes", usually former high school or college athletes. The 35-40 year old contestants are pathetic enough, with their "Terminator" nicknames and trying to recapture their glorious high school days 20 years later. But I'd rather focus on the "Pros".

It could be anyone from Jerry Rice or Randall Cunningham to Kendall Gill or Kurt Angle. What is truly pathetic is retired athletes trying to maintain some kind of glory by performing on a reality show on Spike. These athletes punish the Joes and genuinely seem to be going full speed. You sure are cool WBC, WBA, IBF, IBO, NBA, WBF, and IBA light heavyweight champion Roy Jones Jr., on pounding some ordinary dude in the ring.

Futurama (Comedy Central)

Futurama is the second show from Matt Groening (The Simpsons) about a pizza delivery guy who was frozen in the year 2000 and revived 1000 years later. I'm a big fan of the animation shows like Simpsons, Family Guy, King of the Hill, etc. Two of my favorite bits in Futurama are Santa Claus is now a killing robot and the Harlem Globetrotters are math and science geniuses.

After running on FOX from 1999-2003, it was cancelled and reruns were shown on Adult Swim. The show was then picked up by Comedy Central. Four films were made that will be shown in 16 episodes on the network. I suggest you check it out.

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