Reality TV You Will Enjoy: My Way or the Highway

Not the actual logo... but that would be cool, wouldn't it?
Not the actual logo... but that would be cool, wouldn't it?

Ok hoons… someone amongst us has put together a pretty cool idea for a reality show that doesn’t involve the Kardashians or brain-dead from Orange County residents who now live in The Hills.
You all know our good friend Bentoboxx, right? Well he is part of team trying to bring My Way or the Highway to a TV screen near you (except you Mad_Science… get a TV already).
Hop over this little jump here to see a trailer and here his explanation of the show

I hate Traffic! As much fun as it is to live in L.A., it probably has some of the worst Traffic in the country. ya know what my friends hate? Me complaining about the traffic. “Why don’t you take the train to work?” they would tell me. So it got me thinking….is public transportation really better? As much as I love my truck, its not that much fun going 5 mph…and iPods and laptops make using the train bearable. In fact, Metro wants to install WiFi into the subway next year so you can surf the net, get work done, check emails. But will I get to work any faster?  My friends and I decided to find out and we ended up creating a TV show.
We met in the suburbs of L.A. on a Wednesday morning with a camera and filmed a race. One guy could only take public transportation, the other only a car and freeways. we each had someone follow us with a camera to film it. when we were done we went home and looked at the footage and liked what we saw. We called a few people, went back and got some pickup shots and filmed a beginning and ending. The idea kept getting bigger and bigger and the next thing we knew we had a pilot shot! If you haven’t figured out by now, I am a fan of Top Gear and yes they were part of the inspiration for the show.
I used my truck for the pilot we shot. I would LOVE to be able to use a different car for each episode….A GT-R in Atlanta or a Maserati in Miami. A Classic Mustang in New York City. Well, what would you use? give me some suggestions! Hopefully we can shop it around and get picked up. Oh yeah, visit www.mywayshow.com for updates! Thanks!
Bentoboxx

27 Comments

  1. Looks fun, I could jump in for the Boston edition.
    I can see it now…Car guy nearly getting in wrecks with cabbie, Subway guy sleeping on the Red Line.
    Until….THE TRAIN BREAKS DOWN!
    DUN DUN DUN

      1. Exactly, There was supposed to be some project to fix all the intercoms, but haven’t herd anything yet.
        bing…”Sorry for the delay, there is [garbled] and we [garbled] so it will be moving [garbled] minutes”
        Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

          1. I hate that, almost every week it will stop between stations for 20+ minutes with no announcement.

    1. Really dude? WTH are you doing at 8 something AM commenting on shit? Work…? It’s usually at least about 9:30 before I get any chance to post.

  2. For DC, I recommend either a black E-Class with Diplomat plates or a box truck with the rear doors flopping open to reveal unsecured cargo teetering perilously.
    For an added twist to the non-driver, all Metro escalators will be turned off (which shouldn’t be a stretch).

    1. A Detroit episode just may be the thing. One guy drives from Ferndale to Hart Plaza. The other guy rides the SMART from 9 mile to Hart. Oh the beating of the smart ass on the bus would be hilarious.

  3. Whatever. I do have a TV: a 24″ CRT that’s not hooked up to anything.
    I get all my brain-rot through the Series of Tubes.
    On-topic: I’d totally take the train for my 90 mile round-trip commute, as there’s a station right by my house.
    Unfortunately, there are 2 main problems: (1) when reverse-commuting the schedule is way more sparse, so I have the option of a barely 8 hour day or an 11.5 hour day, and (2) the distance between the station and my work requires a car, which makes it more expensive than just piling on the miles. I think the monies work out if gas clears $5/gal.
    On the flipside, taking the bus worked great when I lived in Hollywood and was going to USC.

  4. Bento, I couldn’t help but notice that your train rider got off the Blue Line at the Staples Center. To this, I say: You chicken. Ride that line about six more stops south. Bring your brass knuckles. I did the Green-Blue-Red Line tango from ‘Gundo to Universal for about two years, and miraculously, I only got mugged once.

  5. I used to live just outside Boston (Winthrop, MA) and I HATED HATED HATED taking the Blue line to and from work every day… and it was only a few stops.
    I have to admit though, I lost most of my Boston-driving-Fu abilities since moving to California – the land of car lovers/horrible drivers…
    I love this idea for a show – especially because the wife loves reality TV and this might combine our passions (somewhat)… ok, fine I enjoy reality TV too…

  6. I like the concept and all, but isn’t it just a show dedicated to Jeremy Clarkson’s races?

  7. Looks pretty cool, I’d love for you to do it in DFW. I’d love to see you get from Arlington to North Dallas using only public transportation. Here’s a hint though, Arlington has no bus service, and there’s only one train stop. Sounds like a great concept for a show, a little Great Race-ish with a sweet twist.

  8. Learn something new everyday. Apparently there are people who post on the internet but don’t have a TV. Strange world ;P

  9. I’d watch it. Although, instead of a Mustang, I’d suggest a Checker Marathon for New York.
    It’s been my experience that the TTC (Toronto) is mostly garbage, except for the subway. I took the bus to work for a year and a half before I got sick of it and bought a car again.

  10. Totally Awesome. I’d watch that. The only thing that could possibly make this better would be if they both did it blindfolded.

  11. KTLA Channel 5 did a segment wherein one of their morning anchors commuted into the Hollywood studio from his home in suburban Studio City by bicycle and the subway, with a cameraman and helmet cam/handlebar cams. They simulcast the entire journey. Not a race, just an encouragement to commute without using private cars.

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