What happened exactly to turn us into a nation of lazy peeping toms, content to passively ogle people we’d never want to interact with in real life? Why would we tune in, week after week, to watch the Kardashians do nothing entertaining, exciting or even vaguely interesting?
Reelz is doing its damnedest to one-up Syfy in the cheap sci-fi disaster movie field. Recent stuff like Ring of Fire and CAT. 8 have proven Reelz is committed to the genre. Now comesDelete, which further hammers home the “we’re all going to die” point.
Reelz Channel, still testing the boundaries of its slogan “TV About Movies,” decides maybe it should try invading Syfy Channel territory with its new mini-series, the disasterrificRing of Fire. Like every Syfy movie that doesn’t involve an oversized monster mashup (Sharktopus or Boa vs. Python), Ring of Fire features an environmental disaster, a bunch of vaguely familiar TV stars and lots of CGI. Reelz takes it to the next level, though, offering us full-fledged C-list stars (sorry Debbie Gibson and Dean Cain), some more expensive CGI and a couch-busting four-hour runtime.