A Writing Experiment…

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Permit me if you will, readers, to conduct a little experiment. I’m going to show how it’s possible to review something that you don’t think is all that great (still worth watching though) and still make it sound good. I will remain non-specific throughout, the challenge is to see if you can guess what I’m reviewing. If you guess what it is before I reveal it in the text below, I owe you a Coke.

Oh, and no spoilers for those who haven’t read it yet please.

This epic drama follows the life of one man as he finds out how connected (the character interconnectivity is on a par with Heroes) he is to a web of deceit and lies that stretches very far back but also comes full circle back to him. It’s hilariously funny as well as being a moving piece on how easy it is for people to come to violence, how quick they are to spring to anger.

We are introduced to a number of glamorous and sexy women, as well as several tough men who are going about their normal lives when the drama kicks off.

And there is a lot of drama. The action is split across several episodes, each of which ramps up the tension to unbelievable climaxes. And no, I’m not referring to the sex that you get to see every once in a while (although sex is related a few of the cliffhangers, I won’t say how) to show how awesome and attractive the main character is.

This main character is a well known star who has achieved some notoriety but hasn’t let that affect his work, which shows as he takes this project completely seriously. I suspect he sees himself as a model to youngsters, which is evidenced in the aspiration factor of this series. For example, he never goes anywhere without his cool suit on.

Bottom line: this is worth watching if you have some free time and could do with a laugh (and most people can). It’s a cautionary tale to show how one mistake can lead to a whole lot of trouble for you and the people you love. By making this, he has effectively said “don’t make these mistakes and be careful how you handle your life. Don’t let it get out of hand.” It’s certainly worth the investment on dvd if you can find it.

Have you guessed what it is yet? Highlight to find out: It was R Kelly’s Hip-Hopera (seriously, that’s the term he uses), Trapped In The Closet. The great thing is that pretty much everything I’ve said in here applies to it when you think about it.


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