Bar Karma: Beer and Time Travel, Brought to You by Viewers Like You



Tonight on Current TV (a.k.a. Al Gore's network) is the premiere of Bar Karma. Taking inspiration from the The Twilight Zone, and Quantum Leap, Bar Karma is yet another show about how anything is possible in the wacky world of time travel. But what sets Bar Karma apart is that it’s the first-ever television show to have its plots determined (at least partially) by the public.

Conceived of by the developer of the SIMS videogame, the show will task viewers with coming up with each episode’s plot; fans can pitch ideas via the show's website for everything from background music to major plotlines.

Basically, if you’re a sci-fi-loving, Second Life-living, role-playing LARPer, this show might be your dream come true. Plus, it stars fan-favorite William Sanderson (BladeRunner, True Blood) as the 20,000-year-old bartender of the titular Bar Karma. It will be niche-y for sure, but the fact that how it plays out is open to endless interpretations is kind of exciting. Which makes me wonder: Do you think Bar Karma could change the way we watch television? Would you like to have a say in what happens on any of your favorite shows?

Bar Karma premieres tonight, February 11 at 10pm on Current TV.

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that's kinda neat! However, I can see how this can backfire. #1: Some people are just not creative and/or writers (please see sh** my dad says). #2: The story might not make the slightest sense because the show's plotline is not necessarily planned out. #3: Its on Current TV...I mean what is this network? I don't even know if I could get that channel.
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User created stories and ideas sounds a million times better to me than most of the crap that is on tv currently. I am able to figure out the plot to most mystery shows, am sick of remakes and don't get me started on sitcom cliches. Bar Karma aims to end all of that. I've submitted stories and ideas to the show and recommend that everyone else try and participate.
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Wow you can't use the word b i t c h, unreal
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Sounds like awful pandering to the social networking generation, what do the general public know about how to write plots for TV, people make up their minds about shows and then **** and moan if they don\'t go the way they want. Just look at some of the idiocy after Lost dared to end the way it did.......
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Ideas like this usually fail for the simple reason that people generally don't want TV to be interactive. And getting the general public in on the story writing is just going to fill it with a lot of cliches and overused ideas.
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