Saturday, May 10, 2008

hulu will end me: SOLITARY

Annie said: "You have to watch this show. It's nuts."

I had never heard of the TV program SOLITARY. It was one of the flagship creations for the Fox Reality Network in 2006 (there's a Fox Reality Network?). SOLITARY is like SURVIVOR meets the movies CUBE and 2001: A Space Odyssey. Nine people locked in individual "pods" who compete against each other in physical and mental "treatments". They don't see or hear how the other people are faring in the competition, and each "treatment" continues until someone quits (or vomits -- that's considered a quit). Their only companion is "VAL", the computer/torturer. It's a reality show for Sci-Fi geeks and lovers of dystopian futures where computers have enslaved humans. Watching too many episodes of this show in a row will mess you up. It's the sort of show that people point to when they want to prove that reality television is Satan. Both seasons are available, in full, free of charge and with limited commercial interruption on Hulu. Needless to say, it's awesome to the max!

P.S to Annie: you are a bad, bad influence.