thoughts on pop culture

Hole In The Wall

Having previously seen videos of the original Japanese version (aka Human Tetris) I was excited when I heard that Fox had licensed the concept to make a US version.  When will I learn?  While the actual people-being-humiliated-by-attempting-to-fit-through-holes-much-smaller-than-their-actual-bodies portion of the show is hilarious, it only adds up to about 3 minutes of the entire program.  The other 19 minutes is all contestant chest-thumping, idiotic post-catch-pool-douche analysis, and the host repeatedly announcing, “It’s time to face…The Hole.”

My advice–DVR it and skip everything but the three minutes of action.  You’ll be glad you did.

Or just check out the original on YouTube:


September 8, 2008 Posted by | Game Shows, New Series, Premiere, Television | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Fall 2008 Grid Complete

The first draft of my Fall 2008 grid is complete and I offer it for your use. You can view it here as a PDF, or go to my public idisk to get the Excel or Numbers versions.  The color coding isn’t particularly meaningful, I just use it to remember whether or not I have set the programs to record on my DVRs. Fair warning on the Excel version–I have sworn off Microsoft Office at home so I have no idea what this file actually looks like. I created the grid in Numbers and used the xls export feature to create it.

September 3, 2008 Posted by | Premiere, Television | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Fall 2008 Grid Complete