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Series 7: The Contenders

Oh! This is a “reality TV show” (of the competition kind) parody. Seems fun so far — the concept seems to be that they have to kill each other? So it’s the usual plot (how many of these trenchant commentaries on the entertainment industry have there been with this plot? a couple dozen?), but it seems pretty sprightly.

“A self inflicted knife wound to the back…”

I mean, the main concept is hackneyed, but it’s so well done. All these little details…

And now it’s in full character development mode. I.e., deadly dull.

I love how unsubtle this is.

OK, I laughed out loud when they played Love Will Tear Us Apart Again on the stadium sound system.

There’s a lot to love here, but it sags in the middle.

Series 7: The Contenders. Daniel Minahan. 2001.

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