What’s hot on the box around the globe.
Airing in India is the Challenge of the Child Geniuses or, as it’s known over there, Race to See Who Can Grow Up to Become a Successful Doctor/Engineer and Come to America to Save Our Family from Such Wretched Human Conditions. Should be a huge hit.
BYE BYE BIRDIES
The BBC is in production on The Week The Women Went, an experimental series where all 80 women living in the village check out for seven days. The men have to fend for themselves while their mothers, wives, and girlfriends are away. I think this is how Fire Island got its start.
THE OTHER FOOTBALL
In Denmark, 16 computer geeks and stamp collectors will go through a pro soccer bootcamp in the reality series FC Nerds. They will eat, sleep, and breathe the jock life in hopes that they can get into prime shape. And by prime shape, they mean a girl’s pants. And by girl’s pants, they mean by someone who’s not a hooker. And by hooker, they mean blowup doll.
BAD, DANGEROUS, AND THRILLING!
The creepy – yet highly addictive – nightly series The Michael Jackson Trial is scoring sky high ratings for E! and has been sold in Canada, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, and Denmark. How do you say Jesus Juice in Swedish? Why, Saft Kristus of course!
LOOK OUT FOR
Trappist Punks, a new format that sees young offenders sent to live and work as monks. Worth watching for the title alone!
– Benjamin Buzboi