Oooh Wee! Aquaman (from Smallville) is in this. First when I saw the ad for ‘Blood Drive’ I thought the night on Syfy was going to be called that (like when they made Thursday nights Throwback Thursdays). Honestly I swear I come up with an idea, I don’t even have to write it, it just happens! Not sure when or where I got the idea but I think at least while trying to watch Madmax once I wondered why they didn’t try using blood as gas. But I am stoked for watching this and I wonder if every Wednesday night they will have a ‘Grindhouse’ type feature to show this summer.
So this is supposed to take place in 1999 in the California territories.
Now that’s a fuel (adrenaline) injection. Every time she calls Arthur, Barbie… I go to check hearing aids I don’t need. Forget Barbie that is one Ken doll I want to play with.
So in a sense it is a movie (or at least plays like one…) but its an hour long TV series. I was very much enjoying watching it then the episode was over… I nearly threw a fit so in a sense I’m a little disappointed, but I think that’s because I thought it was some movie. Like a grind house feature each week.
The series will be 13 episodes long, so why not show 1 1/2 hours a week no biggie would love to watch this at Alamo Draft house! They even have the fake commercials like the Robert Rodriguez 2007 Planet Terror/Deathproof movies (I’ve got the steel boxes of those, was awesome to see in the theater) which had the Machete commercial which became an actual movie in 2010!
I am really loving this series and its only 2-3 episodes in. I get so wrapped up in it that when it ends I’m confused like wait its not an hour yet! Look at the clock and damn! the hour is over, it feels like the show is only 15 minutes. I am SO adding it to the library (just not sure if Physical or if it will be the first for the digital collection yet!)
This has everything!
The story revolves around a race but I’m not telling you the Race is all about nor prize! Also if you didn’t see in the
trailers… Not only does it mostly revolve around the race, but a cop gets caught and is forced to participate; his partner on the other hand well I sort of know what’s going on with him, but also not. Arthur (aka Barbie) has noticed this company ‘Heart’ has theirs in everything, even seem to ‘own’ the cops. The Race is put on by what I would describe as a mix up of Voltaire(the music artist) Penguin (as in the villain), and I forget the first character/person that popped into mind. Its got Gore, its got bad ass cars, episode 2, I already know is super memorable and can see it going to be a high favorite (of mine) of the season!
The show is ‘sick’ in a good and bad way but hey that’s what Grindhouse is. It’s basically a proverbial middle finger to hollywood (when they aren’t the ones who actually make it!) They are different and don’t seem to abide by the normal hollywood rules. I wish it had started as a feature in the theater or being its a series first… maybe in some way it can get a feature movie. I will have to suggest the idea to Alamo Draft (my local one as well as if there’s a way to drop a note to the head) to find out if they can show it in the theater! This is definitely worth a theater binge if they ever do one make sure it IS at Alamo Draft house (if you have one) and order the refillable soda & Popcorn!
Definitely a nominee for the Avatar Awards