Drive involves an assortment
of characters competing in an illegal, cross-country road race,
with a prize of $32,000,000 rumored to be at the finish line. Some
people have been coerced into joining The Race, while others have
sought it out. Some people are going after the money, while others
are trying to save their loved ones.
It's a fun and exciting mystery from executive producers Ben Queen
(Century City) and Tim Minear (Angel, Wonderfalls, Firefly, The
Inside), currently airing on the Fox Network.... Oh, no wait. I'm
sorry, it's been canceled. The series has only produced 6 episodes,
and thanks to MySpace and their Fox On Demand page, we may get to
see them all. Using the site's streaming video, I jump right in for
my commentary on the first episode, The Starting Line. No
preemptive countdown here. That means the second you start the
show, you can start the podcast.
If we get a DVD set for Drive, I can do a proper commentary later
down the road. For now, you'll have to settle for these on-the-fly
recordings. So, strap in, adjust your mirrors and put your hands at
10 and 2 as I discuss the turbulent nature of network television
and the importance of story versus character progression.