I was in search of a new television show to binge watch when I came across Hulu's recent addition: "Baywatch" Remastered.
1. The episodes are 30% dialogue and 70% montage.Giphy
"Baywatch" opens every episode with a montage. It usually consists of people on the beach, surfing, swimming, talking or playing volleyball. Long grazing shots of beautiful women in bikinis are depicted while a thundering soundtrack of electronic bass plays out. Once a plotline has been established, more montages are inserted. As a result, it feels like each episode is 3 hours long.
2. Everyone is hot...unless they're evil.
The doctors, the mailmen and the policemen are all handsome muscular men.
3. Pamela Anderson made her "Baywatch" debut by playing a saxophone.
At first, I thought Pamela Anderson would burst onto the screen in the iconic red bathing suit in the first episode of the first season. Instead, I had to wait until season 3 for the actress to appear, playing a saxophone, on a rock, in a river.
4. There are some feminist undertones.
"Baywatch" sort of balances out the objectification of attractive women in bikinis by illustrating strong female friendships. For instance, during a lifeguard tryout, two female characters stuck together in o
5. Plot points are immediately dropped once someone is rescued.
This was an immediate realization during my private watch party. In one episode, a relaxing, fun- filled day at the beach quickly turned traumatic when swimmers were being attacked by a wild sprawl of jellyfish. There was blood, skin infections and crying women. I was intrigued as to how this event will be solved. Will David Hasselhoff unzip his swim trunks and urinate? (This is a common medicinal cure for jellyfish stings.)