Saturday, September 06, 2008

What A Fool Believes

Well, it's been awhile since the last update, so I'm kicking things off with my latest addiction -- the finest product of Channel 101. What is Channel 101?

Every month, five-minute TV shows are screened for a live audience in New York City. The audience votes to renew some shows and cancel others.

The top five shows become the new "prime time" lineup; losing shows are banished forever.

The next month, prime time shows return with new episodes, pitted against each other and a crop of fresh new pilots.

At Channel 101, your entertainment destiny is in your hands. If you like a show, nurture it with your votes and it will bloom into a series. If you don't like a show, it goes away. Wouldn't it be great if "real" television worked this way?

Back in June of 2005, Channel 101 premiered a new show called Yacht Rock, unlikely stories behind collaborations of the late 1970's and early 1980's. It had ten episodes (each is about 5 minutes long) before the Channel 101 audience cancelled it. They created an eleventh, and then it was gone. Here they are.

1 (original site)
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Oh, I almost forgot -- some mature language and content!! Enjoy.

PS: don't miss episode #'s 5 and 10, whatever you do.


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