Mobbed

I wasn’t sure about this show. The premise, reveal a big secret or ask a big question using a flash mob, seemed like the kind of thing that couldn’t really make up a TV show. But I was pleasantly surprised by the pilot episode.

in episode one, we see a guy who wants to propose to his ever-jealous girlfriend. To up the stakes, they decide to make her jealous, do a few dances, propose, and then suggest a marriage on the spot. There were so many ways this could have gone wrong. She could easily have stormed away after the strange girl came over and threw a drink in his face. Or she could have said no to the proposal. Or no to the wedding. The dancers could have failed to learn the dance. Tabitha (of Tabitha and Napoleon) was particularly worried about the jealousy idea since she didn’t think a girl would find it funny.

Luckily, everything went off without a hitch. The episode was sort of boring in the planning stage (and these flash mobs are sort of a waste of Nappy-Tabs talent since they are pretty amazing–check them out on SYTYCD if you aren’t sure), but once the actual proposal went off, it got interesting and exciting and even a little emotional.

Whether or not the show can be interesting for more than an episode or two (think about Improv Everywhere videos, which last only about five minutes but is still interesting throughout) has yet to be determined. I’m not sure it’s the kind of thing I will keep up with, but on a night like last night where there was virtually nothing to watch, it was a nice distraction.

What did you think of Fox’s newest show?

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