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(Venture Beat) Video Amazon posts 14 original pilots 'for you to decide which shows become series' - So FARK, are any of these turds worth polishing?   (venturebeat.com) divider line 39
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2013-04-20 05:58:15 PM
Netflix's approach: "Here's $100 million. Give us the best show you can make for that money."

Amazon's Approach: "Here's some change I found between the cushions of my couch. What can I get for that?"
 
2013-04-20 06:03:52 PM

RexTalionis: Netflix's approach: "Here's $100 million. Give us the best show you can make for that money."

Amazon's Approach: "Here's some change I found between the cushions of my couch. What can I get for that?"


Yup that looks to be about the size of it.
 
2013-04-20 06:05:57 PM
Speaking of Netflix, watched the first two episodes of Hemlock Grove and I'm getting an American Horror Story vibe from it.
 
2013-04-20 06:45:53 PM
I curse everyone involved with Amazon's Zombieland.
 
2013-04-20 06:49:28 PM

RoyBatty: I curse everyone involved with Amazon's Zombieland.


Agreed, I didn't make it past the 10 minute mark.
 
2013-04-20 06:54:27 PM
I wasn't even able to get Zombieland to stream.
 
2013-04-20 06:59:39 PM
Don't even need to watch a second of any of those to know they are based on ripping off other shows. Zero Creativity.
 
2013-04-20 07:01:09 PM
I vote for Fox Force Five.
 
2013-04-20 07:19:11 PM
A show about a robot driving instructor who travels back in time for some reason.
 
2013-04-20 07:26:14 PM
They're gonna need a shiatload of this for any of those shows.
farm1.staticflickr.com
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2013-04-20 07:41:46 PM
If there's a subject about turds that falls in the wheelhouse for Fark,TV is it.
 
2013-04-20 07:58:48 PM

teto85: They're gonna need a shiatload of this for any of those shows.
[farm1.staticflickr.com image 640x618]


I'll say. Anything that has any promise is Zombieland, and while I enjoyed the movie...

WE HAVE ENOUGH ZOMBIES!!
 
2013-04-20 08:12:48 PM
Nothing ran more than 24 seconds for me. WTF, Amazon?
 
2013-04-20 08:21:19 PM

Uzzah: I vote for Fox Force Five.


Ketchup!
 
2013-04-20 08:39:11 PM

LesserEvil: Nothing ran more than 24 seconds for me. WTF, Amazon?


Ah figured it out. Duh.
 
2013-04-20 08:43:08 PM
I watched Dark Minions and Zombieland, I'm not sure if shotgunning pilots is the way to go here.
 
2013-04-20 08:58:51 PM

LoneWolf343: teto85: They're gonna need a shiatload of this for any of those shows.
[farm1.staticflickr.com image 640x618]

I'll say. Anything that has any promise is Zombieland, and while I enjoyed the movie...

WE HAVE ENOUGH ZOMBIES!!


This.
If you honestly think you can top The Walking Dead, more power to you and stop smoking that shiat.
 
2013-04-20 09:01:51 PM
No intention of actually watching any of those, but I'll throw out two recommendations from a brief glance at the descriptions:

1. Zombies? Are you serious? Just stop it.

2. Dark Minions has a really dumb name, but Clancy Brown in the cast. Greenlit by me just for that.
 
2013-04-20 09:29:12 PM

RoyBatty: I curse everyone involved with Amazon's Zombieland.


I threw up after 5 minutes and remain curled up in the fetal position. It was that bad.
 
2013-04-20 09:34:22 PM

NewportBarGuy: RoyBatty: I curse everyone involved with Amazon's Zombieland.

I threw up after 5 minutes and remain curled up in the fetal position. It was that bad.


Yeah, it's sad that the anamatics in Dark Minions have more life than Zombieland did.  There is at least some potential in Dark Minions but I'm not sure how long they could string it out.
 
2013-04-20 09:53:35 PM
Pretty much off topic but has anyone watched the Hulu show "The Booth at the End?"  Thoughts?
 
2013-04-20 10:41:31 PM
Didn't Adult Swim and Burger King do this a couple years ago?

Also, did Cheyenne Cinnamon ever get a series order?
 
2013-04-20 10:42:22 PM
Is it like sweat and dead man's balls??????
 
2013-04-20 11:53:43 PM
Zombie land would be tolerable if it weren't for the acting, writing and general plot.
 
2013-04-21 12:23:40 AM
I watched all of them and the decent ones are:

Onion News Empire
Alpha House (BILL farkING MURRAY)
Those Who Can't

The worst was Zombieland.
 
2013-04-21 12:24:17 AM

Not_Todd: I wasn't even able to get Zombieland to stream.


lucky you
 
2013-04-21 12:24:52 AM

Uzzah: I vote for Fox Force Five.


what was the joke???
 
2013-04-21 01:32:07 AM
Didn't Comedy Central do something similar? I actually enjoyed that show for the 5 episodes it lasted. Might have been E!
 
2013-04-21 11:28:29 AM

jbc: If there's a subject about turds that falls in the wheelhouse for Fark,TV is it.


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2013-04-21 11:31:49 AM
I made it about 5 minutes into Zombieland.  I see that I am not alone.  I'm sure Amazon has data on how far the average viewer got into the video.  When, for instance, 90% of viewers only made it 10 minutes, that's going to be pretty damning.
 
2013-04-21 11:43:56 AM

Nefarious: I watched Dark Minions and Zombieland, I'm not sure if shotgunning pilots is the way to go here.


That's pretty much the way Hollywood does it, it's just average TV viewers never see the vast majority of the pilots, only test audiences.
 
2013-04-21 11:54:43 AM

jayhawk88: Nefarious: I watched Dark Minions and Zombieland, I'm not sure if shotgunning pilots is the way to go here.

That's pretty much the way Hollywood does it, it's just average TV viewers never see the vast majority of the pilots, only test audiences.


Because Hollywood, usually, has enough brains to figure out something is garbage before they commit to it. There are GLARING exceptions to this, but they do a better job then Amazon here.

Which sucks, because I'd like to kick Hollywood in the junk for their lack of new ideas. But this is not going to do that.
 
2013-04-21 01:25:37 PM
The suck worse then FarkTV.
 
2013-04-21 02:16:43 PM
Onion News Empire was something I would watch.
Annebots may catch the kids. Plus I like anything that makes science accessible.
 
2013-04-21 04:41:37 PM
Anything that involves both The Onion and Jeffrey Tambor is fine with me.
 
2013-04-21 04:47:18 PM
They should do a show about the intricacies of politics, and how one wrong move can cause everything to come tumbling down around everyone living in nearby domiciles. They could call it  Home of Handbills or Apartment of Flyers or something similar. I don't know, I'm just spitballing here.

Also, I'm only 3 episodes in, so for all that is good and holy please don't ruin it for me. =\ I'm not saying I'm in love with Kate Mara or anything, but I'm in love with Kate Mara.
 
2013-04-21 06:10:11 PM
I'm down with anything from the Onion. Best satire I've found in such large quantities. The more the better.

Also, when that one guy said "people stop beating their illegitimate kids for two and a half minutes" and that one dude's taking notes about the speech I laughed a lot.
 
2013-04-21 06:20:13 PM
Do any of them have a talking pie?
 
2013-04-21 06:53:05 PM
If you want produce stuff on the cheap Amazon, why not just go check out the highly viewed and rated folks on Youbute and throw them some money.  Society has already shifted through the shiat there, just go give Chad Vader or Freddie Wong a suitcase full of money and wait.
 
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