Posted at 1:15 PM Jan 16, 2009By Kenny Herzog
Welcome back to one of NSCDUV's most beloved daily features, which takes aim at the most confounding, misleading or abruptly hysterical info-bar synopses of the day's cable programming.
And while yesterday saw the title of a Chris Farley vehicle taken may a teeny bit too literally, today we get down and dirty amidst some fish guts with the ever-sexy Mercedes Ruehl and Tony Danza.
Today's entry is:
North Shore Fish
The Actual Story: Nothing spells DVD sales like the tried-and-true tale of blue-collar workers whose lives unfold at their local factory, have all manner of interpersonal issues, but ultimately settle their differences to fight and ensure their fish get torn down for a fancy new gym. Because who wouldn't buy Danza and Ruehl as rough-and-tumble small-town folk, nevermind overlooking their egregious attempt at a Boston-by-way-of-New-Yawk-accent. Extended
Cable-Info Bar Synopsis: "Day-to-day affairs at a Massachusetts fish factory."
What Their Description Would Have You Believe: Like Bernardo Bertolucci's The Dreamers set amidst salmon fillet, a seedy-yet-steamy web of incestuous sexcapades takes place in the dark corners and boiler rooms of a Massachusetts fish factory, one where tuna is always the blue-plate special.
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