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LOOK (SEASON 1)
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Reviewed by: Andre Manseau

Directed by: Adam Rifkin

Starring:
Robert Curtis
Claudia Christian
Giuseppe Andrews
Ali Cobrin

Movie:  
star star star star
Extras:  
star star star star
Overall:  
star star star star
What's it about
This show is based on the idea that people are being watched all the time by various surveillance cameras. Become the ultimate voyeur as you peek in on the lives of people showing you all they have to offer, in the most truthful way possible..they don't know they're being watched.
Is it good movie?
This show features an ubdoubtedly cool idea that is actually based on something Adam Rifkin had come up with a few years ago and turned into a film. This is a show about brutal honesty, because you truly are who you are when no one's watching- except for a surveillance camera you might not be aware of.

Obviously, this is a character driven show. You get Willie, the big dreaming Kwik-E-Mart clerk, cheating husbands and wives, evil temptress students, and people who just seem like regular folks, trying to survive their everyday lives. There's a lot going on here, and our hidden cameras don't discriminate- there's no holding back.

Of course, this isn't real, people. We've got a game cast of actors including Giuseppe Andrews (I love the guy, I can't lie),  the gorgeous Claudia Christian, Marcus Giamattie (yes, same family), Robert Curtis Brown (dude has do so some heavy lifting, and is capable), and even a few porn stars in there too!

This is a show with a bit of a spliced narrative, but doesn't present itself with completely standalone episodes. Instead, characters tend to cross each other's paths throughout the show, which can be interesting as we learn more about them. Everything gets bared with the truth for viewers to see, and you feel like the jury when you're watching an inappropriate boss grabbing his female employees. You just can't help but get emotionally invested in this stuff.

Look is an undoubtedly ambitious show, from a technical perspective and I'll say that the whole 'reality' angle didn't always work for me. The fact that there were so many cameras around to catch so much of the action contained in this show stretched my suspension of disbelief a bit.

With that said, this is a show that is undoubtedly really compelling, and can run the gamut of emotion. You'll giggle when you see teenage girls attempting to shoplift, you'll gasp when a student vixen goes to extremes to get what she wants, you'll have a hard time looking away as a pedophile comes into play, stalking his prey. Hell, you'll even enjoy a raucous fart sequence- Look has it all!

The fact of the matter is this- Look is an interesting guilty pleasure. In some ways, it's reality TV without the reality, which in some ways makes it feel more appropriate. One thing's for sure, you likely won't be able to look away.
Video / Audio
Video comes in 1.78:1 widescreen and lookds pretty sharp but to be fair, the video quality varies depending on the source material.

Audio specs aren't listed, but the disc sounds fine.
The Extras
Not one thing on this two disc set.
Last Call
I recommend look. It has a surreal and forbidden feel to it, and can be so sensational at times that it's impossible not to watch. It's anchored by a good cast and a thought provoking premise, so that alone makes it worth your time.
ARROW IN THE HEAD'S RATING SYSTEM
star star star star I'D BUTCHER MY FAMILY TO SEE THIS AGAIN
star star star HANG ME BUT I DUG IT A LOT
star star AN OK WAY TO KILL TWO HOURS
star JUST SLING AN ARROW IN MY HEAD AND LET ME DIE IN PEACE

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