Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Maybe We're Being Punked?*

This is a joke, right?

Disney XD orders “Pair of Kings” a live-action comedy series for kids and families about two fraternal twins who are living a typical teenage life in Chicago, but unbeknownst to them, are the successors to the throne of The Island of Kinkou. The multi-camera series will begin production in Hollywood in March 2010 and begin airing in Fall 2010 around the world.

Starring are popular actor and Walt Disney Records recording artist Mitchel Musso (“Hannah Montana,” “Phineas and Ferb”) as Brady and Doc Shaw (“The Suite Life on Deck” and “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne”) as Boomer.

…Oh dear.

So we've got a wacky buddy show (they're twins! But one is black and the other is white! Craaaazy!) about kids who relocate to a wacky island nation with wacky island ways. Absolutely no potential for inadvertent racism there, no sirree! (Note: sarcasm.)

On top of which, while I know basically nothing about Doc Shaw (I've never seen House of Payne, and the Suite Life on a Motherfucking Boat is so terrible it's essentially unwatchable), I've always been pretty fond of Sandwich Boy and his ludicrous hair. I'm glad he's got another acting project on deck, because he's always been one of the only watchable things about Hannah Montana. And while I didn't have high hopes for him, precisely, I had sort of assumed, I don't know, that he'd concentrate on his music career (that should probably be in sarcastic quotes) for awhile, and then fade away, only to burst back on the scene eight or ten years from now as a charming sidekick on an otherwise-crappy network sitcom.

Instead, it's straight to another Dinsey project, on a lesser-known network, with a premise that seems, at best, pretty dumb, but holds potentially to be so much worse.

Who knew it was even physically possible to step down from Hannah Montana?

* Maybe we'll get to meet Ashton! But probably not, because he's too busy trying to bring The Beautiful Life Colon TBL back from the dead. Uh, good luck with that, dude.

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