Terrence Howard’s Fright Club is a prank show hosted by Oscar-nominated actor, Terrence Howard. It seems like the concept of a just-okay sketch, especially with a title which is a play on the title Fight Club. And this is real, a special which ran as a part of Fox’s summer lineup of reality TV.
Created by Terrence Howard and his wife, Mira Pak Howard, the show is a reality comedy with a horror movie premise. Howard invites his friends or a fan to a haunted estate in America’s estate capital, New Orleans. Then, Howard and his cohorts scare their victims with things like swamp monsters and realistically rendered voodoo rituals. At the end of each prank, Howard gently lets their victims know that they’ve been pranked.
Sweetbitter tells the story of a naive person named Tess (starred by Ella Purnell) who leaves her family and hometown and move to a big city in 2006. However, the city of New York is unexpectedly tough, up to when our major character is taken under the wing of her colleagues at a fancy restaurant where she finds work immediately. Why? Because she reminds them of themselves, of course, younger and more optimistic. Sweetbitter has a big problem with cliches because it is a very slow-moving show: not many things happen with a woman who works in a restaurant and makes friendships with the other servers. However, at least it isn’t too long with a 30-minute runtime.
In this show, the food and wine scenes are shot as lovingly as on any other food documentaries, and the lighting is moody and gorgeous, both in the restaurant and on the sparkling Manhattan streets. There are some critics about the show, for example, Robert Lloyd of the Los Angeles Times said that a meal looked great on the plate but made little impression on the tongue.