Another television show has bit the dust… I’m talking about ‘Night Stalker’ on ABC.
In my opinion, and you read it here first, it was only a matter of time until the show got the boot. I’m not sure, but I think that it only ran for two months before ABC pulled the plug.
It was doomed from the get-go in my opinion.
Stuart Townsend, a pretty boy, played Carl Kolchak who shouldn’t be attractive at all. If you’re making an updated show, there’s no reason to change a character that was cool to begin with.
Kolchak should have been an Internet news site reporter or maybe a reporter from a tabloid. He could report the strange and unusual things that go on and no one would believe it because of his employer’s story exaggerations. His stories would have no credibility. He would make only a little bit of money in order to drive around in a ’95 Mustang convertible, not something off the showroom floor. He wouldn’t have been married and he shouldn’t give a damn about women unless they can lead him to the truth of the story.
They TOTALLY screwed up the Kolchak character. And they added two sidekicks. One was a boyish Jimmy Olsen type that I could do without. That’s because Kolchak took all his own pictures. And they also added a hot black chick. Now her, I could live with.
I watched the show because I am fan of the original and I felt obligated even though I knew that it was doomed. And to be totally honest, I did have a hint of optimism when I heard that some producer from ‘The X-Files’ was on board because ‘Kolchak: The Night Stalker’ was an influence on that show. But after watching the first episode, that optimism was crushed like a ham sandwich in Mama Cass’ windpipe.
Oh well, that’s the way it goes. Now I’m just waiting for the shoe to drop on ‘Malcolm in the Middle’. It’s coming soon. I can feel it. I can smell it.
My mailbox had five discs from Netflix in it today!
I got ‘Shaun of the Dead’, disc 1 and 2 of season one of ‘Deadwood’, ‘MST3K: The Crawling Hand’, and disc 2 of ‘Superman the Animated Series Vol. 1’. That last one is for Preston and me to watch. I think that disc has the debut of Lobo on it. Lobo is cool!
I’ve already watched the MST3K disc and its ready to be returned for more, baby! It was one of the first shows back from 1989 and they didn’t really have the chops then. But, it was interesting to watch. I’m going to give it 3 out of 5 stars, which means that I liked it.
If you’re a fan of the NBC show ‘Surface’, pay close attention to the coroner next week. Keith Harris who works with me at DBC Radio’ll play him. Keith works part time jocking for 1075KZL. He’s been in a slew of movies including ‘Big Fish’. So tune in next Monday and catch a rising star.
That’s all for today because I’m going now to watch ‘Shaun of the Dead’ which I hear is damn-tabulous!