“You can’t look away”

Posted by · 3:27 am · September 12th, 2008

I know there are a lot of “Crash” haters out there — I’m one of them. (Apologies to Kris — I know you’re a fan, and I respect that.)

So it will either please or dismay you to learn that there is a longer, less well-acted and seemingly even more overwrought alternative to Paul Haggis’ didactic crowd-splitter.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you “Crash” — the TV series. (Thanks to Vulture for the heads-up.)

Oddly enough, one of my first thoughts after watching “Crash” over three years ago was that its broad characterisation and diagrammatic structuring may have been better served in a small-screen format. (I was a massive fan of Haggis’ truncated TV drama “EZ Streets.”) Suffice to say this doesn’t appear to be the proof of that.

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  • 1 9-12-2008 at 4:45 am

    Agent69 said...

    That looks so bad it’s gone past good and back to painfully awful again.
    Could this actually be as bad as the movie?!

  • 2 9-12-2008 at 6:08 am

    Mr. F said...

    I love the movie, but this looks absolutely horrible.

  • 3 9-12-2008 at 8:53 am

    Sean Knight said...

    Wow and I thought the film insulted my intelligence. This looks horrendously bad. I think HBO or someone needs to do Brokeback Mountain the TV show and then at the Emmy’s we can have another Oscar like showdown and watch overwrought shit completely slap a masterpiece in the face. Though Brokeback Mountain the TV show would probably be hysterical. Ugh I hate Crash and its formula stealing bullshit with it’s supposed insightful look into the race and prejudice problem in America.

  • 4 9-12-2008 at 9:27 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    I saw something about this on Showtime last night. I had no idea it was even in the works.