Hosted by Kevin Smith, with guests Jason Lee, Stan Lee, Mark Hamill and JJ Abrams.
DINNER FOR FIVE was show conceptualized and hosted by Jon Favreau.
My cousin Oliver gave me a copy of the first season. I lent it to someone and now I don't remember who has it.
Thank God for YouTube and I was able to find this episode where Kevin Smith played guest-host of the show.
I like the format of the show. It's very informal. Not the usual host behind the desk and the guest is seated on the couch. I think more interesting stories are told over food and drinks. The guests end up talking about things they wouldn't normally mention during an interview.
Ever since I saw this show, I thought it would great to replicate it locally.
I have seen some local shows attempt something like this, but somehow it doesn't come off as interesting. I think what makes DINNER FOR FIVE work well is the editing. They've chosen all of the good parts of the conversation and edited out the boring parts.
I've also seen some websites attempt something like this and they're off to a good start.
I was suggesting that one of the beer brands can sponsor a show like this. In every episode, the host gets the guests and drunk and wait for them to divulge secrets and embarrassing stories.
If too complicated to rely on just one sponsor, the show can be sponsored by different restaurants and fast food places. In every episode, the host and the guests can either dine-in a certain place or order take-out and they could eat at a house, on the road, at some car park.
DINE-IN/TAKE-OUT ... hmmmm... sounds like a good title for a show. :)
Don't mind me... I'm just babbling.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
No... no... this is not the latest incarnation of the Justice League.
This is a picture of me and Kajo at the Visprint booth at the recent Manila International Book Fair. (Thanks to Wella for taking the pic)
And before you ask, "Who's that character beside Gloomy Kambal?" ... let me tell you that that's Bob Ong. I meant ... that's Bob Ong's KAPITAN SINO character.
(Now that I look at all these characters together, it might be a bad idea to do a "marvel team-up" starring all of them. Maybe we can do that next year.)
Anyway, we just wanted to say thank you to every one who dropped by the Visprint booth while we were there. Thanks to every one who pre-paid for Book 3. Thank you for being so excited and for being so patient. We're just putting the finishing touches to it right now.
The Book Fair also gave us the chance to sit and chat with Alan "Girl Trouble" Navarra, David "Penumbra" Hontiveros, Carlo "Ang Kagilagilalas na ... oh, of course, you know what he did" Vergara, and Nida "I'm really not Bob Ong... really I'm not!" Ramirez; where we got to talk about upcoming titles, future plans, and the importance of Nida being pregnant when we launch new titles.
(thanks to alan for the pic)
During lunch, Kajo popped the question (no... no... he didn't propose!). He asked me, "So, what do you want to do for Book4?" And boy, did we come up with plans for that!
But before we even go there, we've got to launch and release Book3.
While waiting, would you like to see some pages from the book?
TRESE: MASS MURDERS preview pages