I’ve been a little busy lately, but this morning I had a little more time than usual and I’ve found Slap’s One in a Million.
I’m always a sucker for things like Thrasher’s King of the Road and the Berrics’ Younited Nations. I’ve got all the King of the Road DVDs and I followed Minor Media and their trip to the Berrics. One in a Million is like skateboarding’s “Next Top Model” or “Hell’s Kitchen”. They’ve chosen a bunch of guys from the footage they’d sent in. All the popular skate stereotypes are represented, as the candidates are thrown into a skateboarding melting pot. The first two episodes in San Francisco hint to the tension that I can see developing as the episodes move on. So One in a Million is just the sort of thing that would snare me.
Forrest Edwards is generating a lot of heat as far as people making comments and stuff on Slap and YouTube. Surprisingly there are some people backing him. At the moment I’m backing Mango, but I like Nik Stain, he seems cool too, but not too much personality has come out yet. Mango’s he’s got the whole goofy enjoying skateboarding thing going on, and Forrest has a gangsta thing going on, opposite ends of a spectrum. I’m sure some of the other characters will become a source of interest as the episodes move on, the contestants’ natures come out and some of the other colours of the spectrum are revealed.
Here’s episode one to get you started. This shows all the competitors, shows them arriving, getting product, and their first session at the indoor park.