on MDN: The Birth of a Bad Thing
weeks ago I brought you all some news on a new idea that seemed to
be coming from Microsoft that dealt with a new TV show that featured
XBox Live competitions. Well, there is some more
information out there on the xbox.com web site.
seems that MDN (which I still have no idea what it stands for) will
be a weekly show on Spike that will air "at 1:00 A.M. on Spike
TV each Saturday night, beginning July 10, 2004". I assume they
are just being idiots and mean Sunday morning at 1:00 A.M., but
that's just me nit-picking over a stupid word choice...we do have
new days beginning at 12 A.M. for a reason (so we can know what the
hell people mean when they say 1 A.M. at "night").
this new MDN show sounds like the worst style of G4-ish pandering
for ratings possible. Basically the show is being filmed at the
Vogue Theatre in Hollywood (always a good sign for attracting the
geek ratings...sarcasm, it's a beautiful thing). The show is being
described on the xbox.com site as "a fully caffeinated blend of
live comedy, action sports, large-scale party games, fresh music,
and edgy short films,". I think this means that it's aim will
be as diverse as possible to ensure that it will get no ratings
what-so-ever since the ravers (who won't be home watching TV at this
time of "Saturday night") will be clubbing at this time,
the geeks don't give a shit about the "fresh music", no
one will care about the "edgy short films" unless they
have no artistic quality at all, and the posers (who would be
interested in all of this crap from a "fully caffeinated"
perspective will be in bed by this time or trying to find a virtual
g/f on Evercrack. So, long story short, this might be good for a
laugh (before it gets canceled) if you get home from a night of
drinking a little early.
only thing I hate more than TV geared towards poser geeks (like G4)
is TV just geared towards the ultimate uber-posers (those who would
find the films, "fresh music", "party games" and
all that crap to be cool). Blah!