The Rush Hour franchise is getting a weekly television makeover tonight at 10p on CBS and it is even better than the first two Jackie Chan/Chris Tucker movies.
By the books Detective Lee (Jon Foo) flies from Hong Kong to LA to arrest the crime syndicate that killed his sister back in their home country. He is assigned to work with Detective Carter (Justin Hires) who doesn’t know how to follow any rules and is technically on suspension by Captain Cole (Wendie Malik). Together their unusual pairing is unstoppable and causing huge problems around the city. Will Los Angeles survive them? You just have to tune in every week to this comedy action cop show that feels more like a big screen movie than something you would see on the small screen.
The newest trend in Hollywood is celebrities playing a messed up version of themselves. There’s been James Van Der Beek, Louis CK, Matt LeBlanc, George Lopez, Andrew Dice Clay and now David Hasselhoff. Up until Hoff the Record, I thought the Dawson was the best one at doing this, but now Michael Knight has taken that title.
On AXS’s Hoff the Record debuting tonight at 9p, The Hoff is now broke and moved to London to get some work. His first job is in a movie based on his life. Only problem is they brought in different people to play him throughout the decades and they want him to play the oldest version of himself. This doesn’t go over too well with him. Neither does his assistant Harriet (Ella Smith) who has never worked as one. His driver Terry (Asim Chaudhry) who is beyond psycho. His manager Max (Fergus Craig) who keeps booking him the worst jobs. But the worst of them all is the illegitimate son he never knew about. The Hoff had a one night stand with Dieter’s (Mark Quartley) mom on the infamous night he brought down the Berlin Wall. And that is just tonight’s episode, it gets crazier and crazier with each one.
Next week he gets a job doing a commercial that doesn’t go too well. Then he decides to be a UN Ambassador and goes to Harriette’s school to take part in a Model UN. When that doesn’t work, he decides to be a spokesperson against land mines. This episode is explosive, but not as much as when Hasslehoff agrees to play a party of crazy War Lord. But as wild and crazy as all of those episodes are, the season finale is the wildest and craziest one of them all. So Hofflarious, you will want to watch it several times because you won’t stop laughing.
What makes Hoff the Record so brilliant is that they are all in on the joke. You can tell that they are having a blast and because of that you will also be enjoying this nutty mockumentary. It honestly is one my favorite shows of the year and I really hope that we get more episodes. The world needs it.