Down-and-out former professional ping-pong phenom, Randy Daytona, is sucked into a maelstrom when FBI Agent Ernie Rodriguez recruits him for a secret mission. Randy is determined to bounce back and win, and to smoke out his father's killer -- arch-fiend Feng.
Robert Ben Garant
After a human-like machine is reactivated by an innocent kid, the device relies on its ultimate array of skills to protect the boy and his family from government forces who decommissioned it twenty years earlier.
Just saw the unaired pilot online at Nerdist. Easily one of the funniest half-hours I've seen in the past decade. Inexplicable that it wasn't picked up by FX for a full season; it's only slightly more outré than "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." In a way it was ahead of its time. The writing and tone might be better suited for a streaming service. Maybe because I like sci-fi, this was even funnier to me than "Reno" was back in the day. It's not easy to do sci-fi comedy well, but this show nailed it. The Yahoo series "Other Space" was, to say the least, substantially different, and not nearly as funny.
Here's hoping Thomas and Company revisit the concept.
In closing, and I quote: "Jake Gyllenhaal."
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