Stream Police: Good Eats, Hot Rod, Better Off Ted, Reggie Watts,
Back by popular demand, I've wrangled up a new panel to get the member's opinions on the best Netflix has to offer.
Turkey Chili Joe: Depression Era hobo, origins unknown
Brody Burton III: Skeleton and social chair of his fraternity
Eisig Schneemann: Magic, talking snowman and performance artist from Berlin
GOOD EATS COLLECTION
Synopsis: “Pop culture, comedy, and plain good eating: Host Alton Brown explores the origins of ingredients and presents food in fine and funny ways.”
My take: For my money, this is the ultimate cooking show. The humor, science and cooking blend seamlessly into the only cooking show you’ll want to watch over again.
Brody Burton III: Man, this is some nerd shit. I wanna know how to make an ice luge! Definitely no boner.
Eisig Schneemann: As one who does not eat food or approach open flames, this program did little for me. Each episode was but a marker that the bright sun of inevitability creeps closer still.
Turkey Chili Joe: What a bunch of garbage. All this fancy cookin’. Not enough beans. Ain’t nothin’ better than a good can of beans. Jesus loved a good can of beans.
Synopsis: “Andy Samberg stars in this comedy as an accident-prone daredevil who's determined to jump 15 buses on his moped and impress his abusive stepfather.”
My take: This is definitely a love-it-or-hate-it type movie, and I'm firmly in the love-it camp. For all intents and purposes, it’s a feature length SNL Digital Short. You’ll probably hate it the first time you see it, then find yourself quoting it, then watching it again and laughing your ass off.
Brody Burton III: I totally missed the entire movie. My buddy Trevor came over with an eighth and we got super baked and ate like four pizzas. And then I remembered that I don’t have a digestive system and laughed for like two hours. Maybe boner?
Eisig Schneemann: On principle, I dislike anything with the word “hot” in the title
Turkey Chili Joe: Any man who rides a motorcycle is a damn fool. You can't sleep in a motorcycle like you can in a boxcar. Can't find rats on a motorcycle. Can't make beans and rat franks on a motorcycle.
BETTER OFF TED
(2 Seasons, 10 episodes)
Synopsis: “Ted, a single dad working at a soulless conglomerate, tries to balance his own code of ethics with the odd and immoral assignments he must carry out.”
My take: Better Off Ted is a fairly entertaining, sessionable show. I wouldn’t go out of my way to watch it, but the pace and sensibility suit it for fans of Arrested Development looking for something new to watch.
Brody Burton III: I didn’t get it. Probably because I was pretty baked and don’t have eyes. Way too talky for me, Brometheus. No boner.
Eisig Schneemann: It is a stark reminder that our souls are just lubricant for the corporate machine and Nielsen Ratings.
Turkey Chili Joe: Just goes to show you can’t trust businesses. That’s why I keep everything I love here in my trusty bindle: four dollars, beans, a Jew’s Harp, my wife’s finger, and more beans.
REGGIE WATTS: WHY $#!+ SO CRAZY?
Synopsis: “This comedy special showcases the unusual skills of performance artist Reggie Watts, who mixes improv comedy and looped vocals for a unique treat.”
My Take: Trying to explain this special won’t do it justice. This is the jazz of comedy. It certainly won’t be for everybody, but it’s a worthwhile watch for comedy fans.
Brody Burton III: Definite Boner.
Eisig Schneemann: I found the beats quite funky, as if Heinz Erhardt were briefly a member of Kraftwerk.
Turkey Chili Joe: Now this I can get appreciate. Reminds me of them old hobo spirituals we used to sing, like “Beancan Blues,” “Sometimes Two Men Need to Keep Warm,” and “Back to the Fires of Hell You Go, Beelzebub, I Will Not Allow Your Hordes to Surround Me!”