Is anyone else watching this trainwreck?
The premise is simple; a group of engineers/machinists/carpenters build the structures from Leonardo’s notebooks with the help of an enthusiastic professor.
My God is this show wonderful.
Every person on the show, save for the professor, is an unlovable douchebag. In the first episode, the head engineer got the most screentime, and you could not stand him. He would sit up in this weird indoor tree house thing and play with Auto-Cad, stopping occasionally to talk to the professor on his wall mounted TV-phone or to go downstairs, offer to help the crew, and then break one of their tools.
The second episode gave the most screen time to what I assume is the second in command person, a guy who looks like a cross between Dana White and a jerk. He does nothing other than drive forklifts (da Vinci didn’t have forklifts you bastards) and yell at the carpenter. Also, and the end of the ep, we find out that the head engineer guy from the first episode is moving on to pursue other opportunities. After one show. Right. Peace
And while all of this is going, there is a guy named Flash working in the background. Flash is the carpenter, and he is a menace. His tool of choice is either a Sawz-All or, when he cant find a big enough blade for that, a chainsaw. His cuts are crooked, not even close to square, and he is completely unapologetic for it. They will bring him thousands of dollars worth of lumber, sets of plans for all the different parts, along with specific warnings that it needs to be cut perfectly to fit together, and old Flash will fire up his chainsaw, burn through the materials, and then freak the hell out at anyone who tells him he is the worst carpenter working right now. I predict that he moves on to pursue other opportunities within two more episodes.
There is one character that it is hard not to root for, though, and that would have to be the Professor. He is a geek in every sense of the word. He says things like “Storm that castle” or “We shall take your fort!” to rile up the crew. He may or may not be blind. I have decided that this man needs his own show wherein he has to go into bars and chat up attractive women. Once you see him onscreen, you know why this would be awesome.
All that being said, I cannot WAIT for the new episode. I don’t see this show lasting long, and it will be television at its funniest until it gets canceled or Flash kills everyone.
Anyone else watching?