Alex Inc. pilot episode “The Unfair Advantage”
The podcast with nothing much ado about aircrafts, and potentially everything ado with first episodes of a filmic series. Join Mo and Jimbo today as they cast judgement and determine if the much anticipated return to television by Zach Braff in the comedy sitcom, Alex Inc, will be hoisted, or not hoisted: that is the question!
- Petard = bomb
- Hoist a pilot = bad episode
- Not hoist a pilot = good episode
Background: Series premiere!
60 Sec Sum: Alex foolishly quits a good job to chase an unlikely dream of starting his own podcasting company. He is fantasist and wants to change the world with radio story-telling, and in pursuit of this ends up blowing his and his wifes hard earned retirement to ernt an overcharged shared open office space with a group of flunkies. To make it worse, he then lies to his way too supportive and understanding wife about it. After failing to get the financial backing of some bozo billionaire investor, he watches his son fearlessly perform an over-the-top magic show at his schools the talent show and suddenly Alex discovers that his passion for radio is the “unfair advantage” the investor was looking for. Stick around to see if Alex Inc will avoid those petards!
High Points: A mixed family on TV, Rooni/Tiya Sircar, and Alex’s story to his family.
Low Points: Everything Zach Braff, poor storytelling, and Deirdre among many other things.
Crabman Award: Crabless with a couple honorable mentions.
MVPs: Hands down unanimously Ben!
Dangling Threads of Interest:Alex Inc vs Married with Children, and the reality of Alex quitting his job.
Watch or Rewatch: Hell no!
Premiere Fate: Consensus on an unlikely season 2.
To Hoist or Not to Hoist?: Hella Hoisted.
- Fun with Dick and Jane
- Last Man on Earth
- The Office season 2
Next Week: South Park as chosen by Zero
Plugs: Donate to Kier Gomes’ gofundme. Promo swap with WDIM Podcast, Dudes with Brews on a Porch, and Who’s Right Podcast. Artwork by Magician Kier Gomes. Pilots and Petards official closing music is an instrumental Entheos remix of Alive. Intro, outro, and ad background music mixed by Jake Drew. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, or join our facebook group.
Shop Talk: Kier performs a card trick for Mo over a google hangout.