Originally published in Video Watchdog #64
The setting may be contemporary but all of the gadgets are amusingly low-tech, from Chris' $10 tape recorder to the 1950s spy cameras, and there is another great collection of retro tracks (including some cues recycled from EL FRENETICO). Bishow works at The American Stock Exchange and was able to convince his bosses to let him shoot some bogus newscast footage, using the building's broadcasting facilities, giving the show some major (albeit fleeting) production value. However, the scripting is more serious this time out and does not utilize the conventions of this genre with the same degree of inventiveness. Also, a fair amount of the running time is spent establishing the characters and revealing their pasts, making this less enjoyable and repeatable than Bishow's superhero parodies, where no introductions were necessary. The end credits promise a 2001 sequel (to be called HARM'S WAY) and, now that the set-up is out of the way, the next chapter will presumably be a little more loose and expand the concept. Go-Girl herself, Frances Lee, has a cameo.