GM: Its Own Worst Enemy?
What’s beyond irony? Farce? Whatever it is, the fact that Chevrolet decided to underwrite Christian Slater’s new NBC series entitled “ My Own Worst Enemy” is it. The show’s “bumpers” featured the Chevrolet Traverse and the Chevrolet Camaro in split screen head-on action, supposedly reflecting the electronically-induced multiple-personality disorder suffered by the show’s main character. Or is that characters? Although I was busy surfing the net at several points during the show– checking to see if Autoblog was live blogging (“we know it’s Albright having intercourse with Spivey’s wife cause he strikes her on the buttocks”)– I don’t think the Traverse was ever shown in motion. I guess NBC suits decided that Spivey couldn’t be THAT much of a Mr. Mom. That said, the Traverse did survive a nearby bomb blast without a scratch. But where was the dismembered limb on the windshield routine? The silver Camaro was ready for its close-up when Spivey got bored and took Albright’s whip (don’t ask) for a little late hoonage..
But I thought Albright was the risk-taker. Was the resulting not-quite-drifting driving, complete with vicious tail snap, supposed to show us that Spivey couldn’t handle all that Camaro high horsepower awesomeness? Anyway, unlike Knight Rider, this is one TV show where you hope they’ll incorporate a car commercial into the main program. If it had started raining high-heeled shoes on Spivey’s head, well, that would have certainly caught my attention. Anyway, so much for suspense. Both characters are now friends. Awwww. So get ready for the Camverse. Or Travaro.
KixStart on Oct 14, 2008
Can I buy a Camaro today? If not, then there's not much point to the advertising, is there? The premise of the show was interesting... Upon viewing, some elements seemed very implausible and the bit with the wife extremely so. Bring back "Smith." Better show, better actors (I like Slater but I like Liotta better), more plausible and that guy drove an Italian exoticar, didn't he? That's the old school... That's the way to do it.
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