WHAT’S THE DEAL?
Scripted reality invades Playboy TV on Friday (March 7, 10:00p ET) with the premiere of “The Boy Nexxt Door”. The series follows Danny, an ambitious filmmaker looking to make his mark in the world of adult entertainment, while still living at home with mom and dad. It doesnâ??t get more original than thatâ?¦ does it?
WHAT WE WATCHED
The three episode screener of “The Boy Nexxxt Door” I received was interesting. You get the basic premise of the show walloped over your head in the pilot. But, by the second episode it kicks into gear with Danny’s first porn shoot. The local star Devenne (I want to say was her name) stole the second episode. The aspect of having a real actress thrown into Danny’s basement studio stepped things up and pushed it past the artificial scene at the bar.
That’s a really big problem I had with the show. So many times when they could’ve just shown the situation for what it was, they went into these staged bits. It seems to be the norm now for all reality shows, but it breaks up the special nature that the show is presenting. How does one become a porn superstar director from their parents’ basement? Hell, I would go so far as to say the entire thing is a put-on. But, it works well on television.
After I had finished the first three episodes, I was curious. Danny’s not the most charming central character and he would realistically have no chance of luring women to his basement. What is in it for the women that appear on the show? There’s no real incentive in doing hardcore amateur porn. Who’s backing Danny? Who would release his films. I’ve got so many questions and very few “real” answers.Â
I look forward to see what’s coming up for Danny and the show. It’s just that I need a voice on the show that comes up with some dissent. There needs to be some force to break up the artificial bits and force a bit of reality into the show. Outside of that, I loved it. I don’t know if the hardcore sex clips will make it to broadcast, but they worked to strengthen the show. Therefore, I stand firmly behind it and I wish the show the best.Â
WHERE IT CAN BE FOUND
THE BOY NEXXXT DOOR
BACK-TO-BACK EPISODES, FRIDAYS Starting at 10PM EST & PST