For those of us who weren't born in this trendy pop-crock era, it makes us yearn for a time long past. A time when media-manufactured bands were actually pretty good, and their associated TV shows made us laugh for some reason, no matter how utterly terrible. Bands that had "Greatest Hits" CD's that people still like today. Yes, my friends; I speak of...
That's right, Daydream Believers. For reasons I will spend the rest of my life trying to figure out, I watched "The Monkees" all the time when I was a kid. Then again, I also watched a cartoon where this kid turned into a car when he was in trouble. Suffice to say I had a funny childhood. Anyhow, I was raised on "Hey Hey, We're the Monkees" and it wasn't until several years later that I found out that The Monkees were actually a legitimate band that actually played their instruments, and almost as long until I thought about it and realized that the show was created 20 years before I was born. Who the hell was "Sleepy Jean" anyway?
The Monkees was stored away in the part of my brain where traumatic things get stored to prevent me from shooting up my high school until I saw a commercial for "The Monkees Story" on VH1. The fact that there is a dramatization of The Monkees can mean only one thing: that there are people out there desperate enough for money or recognition to look like complete asses to be in a TV-Movie.
...and the retards that dared to portray them.
Will this movie be a flop, in a day when people usually require TV shows to make sense and us Americans think those Brits are a bunch of bad-toothed inbreds?
Don't ask me... I don't watch VH1. Except for those "Behind the Music" bits... now that's entertainment.