Saturday, April 14, 2007

and then they inserted dancing kitchen sinks

has anyone else seen the opening for the riches and just felt really confused? for reference here is the opening and some screen grabs from the fx site. i can't find out anything about it but maybe someone out there knows more about why there is all of that stuff floating around everywhere.




11 comments:

Catherine! said...

I actually sorta kinda like the random-spirals-of-crap thing they've got going on. It's bizarre enough to keep me interested for a few minutes.

The show looks pretty emo though. I might check it out just for The Izzard (and because I really need something to keep me from watching LOST...)

powkang said...

the video is not working for me. it hates me.

so sad.

gray said...

try it now. i had to replace it because youtube cut out the last part of it. it's my first official tubing!

Chris Malven said...

Yeah, the opening for the show kinda makes me sick to my stomach. I didn't see the opening until after I had seen one episode of the show, and didn't know what the hell was going on. And the website? Did some kind of hack Salvador Dali design it? It's just confusing.

powkang said...

it really, really hates me. or maybe this horrible rain is fucking with my wifi in mysterious ways.

when i click on the embedded video, the youtube page tells me its private and that i'm not invited. so actually, maybe its just you who hates me.

Catherine! said...

The clip works fine for me... maybe he DOES hate you :O

I say we throw a party in honor of this monumental Youtube cherry-popping event.

gray said...

oh that makes me feel very dirty. i changed the video from private to public so hopefully it will work now, though you really didn't miss much.

the lc first word drives me a little nuts. it's not entirely needed though i realize they were trying to match the show title. i just don't get all of the swirling objects and on the site there are even more random objects like bmx guys jumping off of things. i'm sure it has something to do with the premise of being gypsies but i don't get it.

anyways, if you do watch the show you have to watch more than the first ep. there are things that i don't like, like eddie izzard's strange dialect, but it's an entertaining enough show. a bit slow sometimes though. minnie driver's character is pretty good though.

powkang said...

*sigh* it is still not working. but don't worry about it. its probably something i'm not doing correctly. i've officially stopped caring. i'm not sure why i was so anxious to look at something that sounds hideous to me.

Catherine! said...

Why must you pervert my idea of a happy Youtube-related soirée?!

I'm halfway through the pilot which (thankfully) contains no swirly bits of any kind. It's just white-on-black with a little background banjo (which is always awesome!)

powkang said...

i decided in my 2-martini'd mind to try to look at this thing and lo and behold, it worked. um. i don't know if it is the said martinis, but this sorta made me want to vomit. there is too much going on. and its flying all over the place. and too fast. sorta like riding the scrambler at coney island. only with graphics, palette and sound befitting that of an advert for some sort of new-fangled birth control. that's what i think of this, though i'm well aware that i'm too late and no one cares anymore.

gray said...

i think the site bothers me way more than the intro. the good thing about the intro is that it is so quick that you don't really notice it. it also helps that they show it like 4 minutes into the show. but the site? i hate the picture of izzard with that crap on his face that looks like scales. and then they do it on the son's face too. it makes me a bit sick.