April 16, 2007
The race heads to Rome
Off topic, but endulge me. I just watched Fox TV's new show "Drive," and the show is dramatically better than its endless, barrage of previews. It's CannonBall Run meets Lost...only they're racing hoopty pickup trucks, a Ford Taurus, mini-vans, etc. And sadly Lonnie Anderson's breasts aren't in it.
The premise is pretty straight forward. An illegal, underground road race for $32 million. Only, most of the participants are playing against their will. Reviews have said it has elements of North by Northwest, Magnolia, The Game, Cannonball Run, Lost, and/or Mad Max. I don't agree with about half of those comparisons so far, but it's a helluva a solid lead into the Jack Bauer Power Hour on its regular time slot of Monday Nights.
Good stunt work, special effects and action. Sure....it requires a massive suspension of disbelief, but it's entertaining enough to get that from me.
Give it a chance tomorrow at 8:00 pm EST. Monday nights with How I met Your Mother (CBS), Heroes (NBC), 24 (Fox) and Drive (Fox) are reasons #1-4 for why you need a dual-channel DVR/Tivo. Besides, they're headed to Rome, Georgia on Monday night's episode.
-- Drive official Site - Fox
-- Drive Fan Site - Warning Spoilers
-- Drive Stunts - HowStuffWorks
We now return to your bulldog blog already in progress.