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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Set your TiVo: Ed v. Spencer

So, there is a new show that premieres a week from tonight (March 23) at 11pm on BBC America that's supposed to be awesome. It's called Ed v. Spencer, and my very dear friend (and BBC America employee) swears we'll love it. She says its bloody funny and the perfect thing to Tivo for Hangover Saturday On The Couch.

Here's a review from the April/May edition of Giant magazine:

This hysterical British import follows two best friends around London as they challenge each other to battles of will, strength and intellect with competitions like "Who Can Put on the Most Weight?" "Who Can Stay Handcuffed to the Other the Longest?" and "Who Can Make the Best Porn Film?" But don't confuse Ed vs. Spencer with collegiate shows such as Jackass, Viva La Bam or Fear Factor. The genius of this show doesn't stem from the actual stunts, it lies in watching the goofball roommates--the methodical, earnest Spencer and the sophomoric, devilish Ed--excitedly plot to screw each other over. It's so engaging you don't even care who wins. Each episode ends with the humiliation round, wherein the challenge winner gets to force the loser to do things like clean their apartment with only his tongue. Ok, so maybe part of the fun is in the stunts. Grade: A

2 Comments:

Blogger Red Fraggle said...

This sounds excellent! I am definitely going to DVR it. It actually reminds me of a show I once watched--I'll post about it.

3/16/2006 12:02 PM  
Anonymous EJ UK said...

Just an update...Entertainment Weekly gave it a B+ in this week's issue. Pretty pumped about that. I heart these two boys. They're wonderful and hilarious. Enjoy. Thursday March 23rd at 11PM on BBC America.

3/17/2006 3:14 PM  

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