Wednesday, January 11, 2012

review: The Booth at the End (tv show)

This show is amazing! It asks: "How far would you go to get what you want?" It was originally a Canadian show but can be seen now on hulu - there's a link for you at the end.

The show's only setting is a diner's booth. Here "The Man" (forever nameless), played by Xander Berkeley (seen in great tv like the X-files, M*A*S*H, and guest spots in numerous other shows), conducts his business. People from all walks of life: teens, parents, single adults, and an elderly woman, there are a total of eleven people, come to see The Man and ask him to solve their problems. and he asks them one question: "what do you want?"

Now to get what they want The Man will check in his book to see what it is that they have to do to achieve their goals. We never get to see the interior of the book or learn how it is that The Man chooses their task - only that each task is specific for the rewards.

There are eleven people who approach the man. Some of the stories are interconnected like James and Willem. James' son has leukemia and the Man tells him he must kill a child in order to save his son. Willem wants the girl in the centerfold; to get her he must protect a child. Lo' and behold they choose the same child.

Who will succeed with the task that the Man set for them. Is it necessary to complete the task to achieve their desires? Who is the Man? Is he good or evil? I give The Booth at the End 5 out of 5 stars for an amazing and thought provoking show that will give you so much to think about.

you can actually watch it exclusively on hulu. check it out here!

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