Monday, April 16, 2007
Drive, the new show on Fox about an illegal, cross country, $32M & you get your wife back, cross country road race, doesn't make much sense, and has a bumpy narrative flow, but it has a lot of attractive characters and cheerful energy. It also has a vicious tease. One character is given a gun and asked to remove another character from the car in which she's riding. (We all know what that means!) Well, it turns out all she needs to do is move the character into her own car and everybody's happy. But there are other, frequent intimations that this is (a story about) a real reality contest/show in which winning is everything and murder is not just tolerated, it's actually, often actively, encouraged.