It's original because it's stupid. It's not Dexter. It's supposed to be based on real life and it's also supposed to be live. It'd be fine in a pre-taped show that came on before or after Impact. On the actual show though? It'd be like having that when you see fighters/boxers pre-match sharing their thoughts. If they delivered it differently and didn't only allow Jeff Hardy to do it, then it wouldn't be so bad. It'd be essentially doing what a lot of reality TV shows do. How they're doing it is horrible though.
I bet kids justify this to themselves like "Hardy went back and just explained what he was thinking" which is technically what really happened but not how it's supposed to come across which is that the viewer is actually hearing Hardy's thoughts in real time.
"I painted my face like a weirdo again. What the fuck is wrong with me? My arm bands are really tight tonite? Maybe I should buy a different brand of panty hose. Jeff Jarrett is so sexy. Wait I didn't really just think that did I?"
The voice overs are so lulz.
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Nah, I refuse to believe anyone with a sane mind likes it based on what it is right now. On what it can become? Fine. Impact wouldn't be live and every backstage promo you'd could have it with some other guys. Then you could have those bullshit interviews where wrestlers are sitting down talking to the camera, reality tv style so that it's not Jeff's thoughts, but we're actually hearing what he's saying to the camera.
The way they've done it is EXACTLY how Dexter has, but it doesn't work because Impact isn't a show about Hardy. It's a show about a bunch of other wrestlers, it didn't start off like that, wrestling has NEVER been like that and it makes no sense seeing how it's LIVE. You don't hear the thoughts of a football player if he misses a goal. It's stupid as fuck and needs to go unless they're gonna do it right.
Oh and the music......
Foreal, fuck whoever thought this was a good idea. Jeff probably through it out there and TNA officials probably thought it was a good idea to get him to stay. It's dumb.
I'm talking about the ones after a backstage segment involving Jeff, where you can "hear" his thoughts lol.... like this Thursday when it shows him thinking "Austin Aries, you came into my world without the world title, and you left my world without the world title". I like TNA's camera work with these backstage segements but any time I see this, I start laughing my ass off. They look incredibly stupid, I get it that Jeff doesn't have much as far as mic skills go, but this isn't going to help.
I'm very much right on the fence about it, but leaning more towards the "this is incredibly stupid and needs to go away". Maybe if they didn't make me scream out "WHAT THE SHIT WAS THAT?" every time, it would be more enjoyable.
Call Kenny Loggins. Cause you're in the Danger Zone.