I was watching The Voice on Tuesday night (yes I watch The Voice – that show is the shit, and if you don’t like it then go fuck yourself) when a commercial for NBC’s new show “The Playboy Club” came on. I was immediately drawn in by slick hair, high fashion suits, dim, smokey rooms, and of course hot women in bunny costumes. Needless to say, I was intrigued, so I scoured the Interwebs to find out more. What follows is the result of my epic search.
The show is set in Chicago in the 1960’s and owes its setting, The Playboy Club, to a real place in the Windy City which has since shut down. Nowadays, there are only three Playboy Clubs left: Macao, Cancun, and Las Vegas (with a fourth location opening in England this summer), but that doesn’t mean anyone has forgotten about the very first club – The one that this show is centered around. It seems like the early 60’s is the new trend in popular television, but if it glorifies smoking, drinking, and treating women like inanimate objects (or women subjecting themselves to this kind of treatment – does that make you feminists feel better?), who am I to argue?
The show isn’t light on talent either. Its got Academy Award Winning Executive Producer Brian Grazer on board, a man who’s brought us some of the most amazing movies and TV shows over the past 30 years (24 was his claim to television fame, though). Alan Taylor of Mad Men, The Sopranos, and basically every hit show over the past 15 years, is directing. And then we have actors galore! Amber Heard with all her hotness takes the lead role as Bunny Maureen, a seeming innocent blond who accidentally takes out the city’s largest mafia boss (I smell violence and drama!). Starring opposite her is Eddie Cibrian, who plays Nick Dalton, a suave ex-mobster who’s about to run for district attorney. Thrown in the mix are several other sultry bunnies of all shapes and colors, each with their own set of unique problems. Needless to say, they’re all stunningly beautiful. I would go polygamist for them.
What’s better? The actors all had to sign contracts that included a nudity clause, something that is unheard of in network television. That means that NBC is really looking to push the envelope on this one: Expect cable-status language, violence, and sexual content, and maybe (just maybe) even some graphic scenes that border on HBO-status. This show is not for children, folks. Chances are we won’t see any boobs or explicit sex scenes on TV, but you never know what will make it onto the DVD version (which is a great way to inspire horny young men to buy the first season of the show – the possibility of these girls naked already has me hooked). Now, I’ve never been into the whole “network television drama” thing, but this might make a believer out of me.
Unfortunately the show isn’t scheduled to premiere until Fall 2011, so we have plenty of time to get excited (god knows I already am), but you can check out the video above, which offers an extended look at what we’ll see come Autumn. I might be speaking prematurely here, but this shows looks to be the tits.