Friday, June 17, 2005

NBC's "Hit Me Baby..."

There isn't much going on in the Advanced world this morning, but I thought I'd check in anyway to talk about one thing that isn't Advanced: the NBC show Hit Me Baby One More Time. It features bands that have been out of the limelight for a while playing one of their greatest hits then has them play their interpretation of a recent hit by someone else. I started watching for a couple of minutes and was of course sucked in for a half hour. The show I saw had Cameo, Sophie B. Hawkins, Howard Jones, Irene Cara, and Wang Chung. They all sounded fine, and the audience was sort of like a "Price Is Right" audience (just happy to be at a TV-show taping), so the response was wildly enthusiastic. The host is some guy who looks to be about 6'7" and might be from the UK. Like most reality TV (and I guess it isn't exactly a reality show, but it feels that way), it is a strangely compelling trainwreck, but it has a uniquely weird feel. Avoid it at all costs.

1 comment:

Brad said...

We can thank Britain for BOTH Vernon Kay (the host) and the bloody show.