Friday, October 19, 2007

Viva Laughlin

Okay, so, what is this show? It's a drama about a guy trying to get a casino built in Laughlin, Nevada (or at least the pilot is--I assume the casino gets built at some point), and every once in a while people burst into song. Except apparently the producers don't trust the actors to carry the musical aspect of the show, because they sing over the original produced performances of the songs so you can't really hear the actors singing at all. I don't get it. I mean, if you're going to do a musical, then get people who can sing. Or, more to the point, they have people who can sing so let them. Hugh Jackman can sing his tight little silver suited ass off and we all know it, so let the dude sing ferpetesake.

As far as the characters and the story and such, that's all fine, but really, they just lost me by not having the balls to actually, you know, do a musical.

Oh, but Jackman? Smokin' hot. And so is DB Woodside.