Thursday, March 6, 2008
You Are The Devil
Seriously, this might be the creepiest show on television. It's part live action, part puppetry, part CGI, and all fucking weird.
Here's the description of the premise:
"The main character is Stephanie (Julianna Rose Mauriello), who arrives in town and urges her new friends Ziggy, Trixie, Stingy, and Pixel to go outside and be active, instead of staying inside and playing video games all day. Her uncle, the bumbling Mayor Milford Meanswell, enlists the help of Sportacus 10 (Magnús Scheving), a self-described "slightly-above-average hero". It is Sportacus' job to inspire the kids to play outside, and to help solve low-key emergencies that occur from time to time. However, all this does not sit well with Robbie Rotten (Stefán Karl Stefánsson), a lazy man who lives in an underground lair hidden just on the edge of town. Many of the episodes involve Robbie Rotten dressing up in a disguise and trying to ruin the kids' fun and/or make Sportacus leave town forever."
Are you there Iceland? It's me, pemulis. While I appreciate your country and am thankful for both Sigur Ros and Bjork, please stop. This show is insane, and with awesome bands in your country, I'm not sure I understand your decision to have Ace of Base score the show.
To wit, here is the main song from your show:
And this is the video for the Sigur Ros song Glosili
See the difference? Come on now. Tell me how music like that wouldn't work in the show? It builds so slowly and beautifully towards its epic climax ... it's like making love whlie listening to a gay alien sing in gibberish.
And here's the real kicker. Robbie Rotten is lazy, hence he hates all the kids playing outside and all that. OK, fine. I get that. But so my first inkling is to think: Ok asshole, why don't you just move? Oh, because you're so lazy? well then why would you go to such extravagant lengths to ruin some one's game of pirates?
And Sportacus, guess what. If someone believes you when you refer to fruits and vegetables as "sports candy", they're fucking idiots.
EDIT: I just watched that video of the pirate song again because I'm a masochist and a stupid bastard. Anyway, if you do watch it, please note the way Robbie looks at Stephanie all molester-y after he sings the line about "precious booty:"