Friday, August 19, 2016

Couch Potato: Amazon Pilot Season - Comedy: The Tick, Jean Claude Van-Johnson, I Love Dick

Amazon Unveils Three Hilarious New Comedy Pilot Shows. WATCH AND VOTE!

Amazon Studios already has another batch of TV Pilot episodes for us to watch (for FREE) and vote for. Remember, only shows with the most votes will get a green light, so if any of these seem the least bit interesting, watch them soon and take the survey.

The Tick

The Tick is back! Peter Serafinowicz (who was hilarious as the amorous Aldo in Spy) plays the beloved goofy blue-suited hero The Tick.

From the show's blurb:
In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an accountant with mental health issues and zero powers comes to realize his city is owned by a global super villain long-thought dead. As he struggles to uncover this conspiracy, he falls in league with a strange blue superhero, who may or may not be a figment of his own imagination...

Jean-Claude Van Johnson

The premise of this show is that Jean-Claude Van Damme, the actor (now retired), is a real-life undercover black ops contractor (now also retired and very rusty). Of course something pulls him back into the game. The show pokes a lot of fun at Hollywood (including how PC it is) and Van Damme has a lot of self-deprecating humor. Action fans should definitely check it out. I know I will.

From the show's blurb:
JEAN-CLAUDE VAN JOHNSON stars global martial arts & film sensation Jean-Claude Van Damme playing "Jean-Claude Van Damme", a global martial arts & film sensation, also operating under the simple alias of "Johnson" as the world's best undercover private contractor. Retired for years, a chance encounter with a lost love brings him back to the game. This time, he'll be deadlier than ever. Probably.

I Love Dick

Two words: Kevin Bacon.

That's enough to make me watch this pilot. Which is fortunate, because the blurb doesn't make it sound that appealing to me, frankly. Read for yourself:
Adapted from the lauded feminist novel, I LOVE DICK is set in a colorful academic community in Marfa, Texas. It tells the story of a struggling married couple, Chris and Sylvere, and their obsession with a charismatic professor named Dick. Told in Rashomon-style shifts of POV, I LOVE DICK charts the unraveling of a marriage, the awakening of an artist and the deification of a reluctant messiah.

I am a fan of Kevin Bacon, so I'm crossing my fingers and hoping for the best here.

Happy Watching, and have a great weekend!

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