Las Vegas is like the Starship Troopers of TV: the more drunk you are, or the more friends you have packed in your living room stuffing buckets of popcorn in their faces, the better it gets. And just as someone will inevitably conclude that Starship Troopers may well be the best movie ever made, it won't be long until Las Vegas looks like the pinnacle of prime time.
If you haven't seen it, here's the premise: some casino on the strip, owned by James Caan (wow, what happened after The Godfather?) has a security team of two incredibly attractive guys and an army of the hottest women you have ever seen. And there's some story every week that ignores that 10,000 other people that surely work there, but seriously even Miss World doesn't match the hotness to body count ratio in this show.
Of course, since it's prime time network TV, there's no swearing, lewdness or nudity - just sexual tension buzzing like a wasp trapped in a cigar tube. Even my wife commented on how amazingly hot all the guys are, so rather than just appealing to perverted fat 30-thing males, it has enough eye-candy to propel the fantasies of women trapped in marriages past their sell-by date.
Not to allow this review creep into into the adult category, but I have to tell you this: recently, there was a scene that alluded to, ahem, a threesome and I literally snorted Coke (the Diet variety) across the room. It was like the fourth wall had been breached - I suddenly realized that a late-night version of this show would net billions of dollars and become the Baywatch of this generation.
So here are some facts I learned about the show:
1. One hour of hotness per week is about the right amount.
2. It really looks like it's shot in Vegas but there's no way.
3. The actors are probably covered in blankets before shooting so the crew can actually get some work done.
4. Watching this makes me want to work in Las Vegas, regardless of what it's really like.
If you've not seen Las Vegas, stop what you're doing right now and hit the remote. If they add any more attractive guys and gals to this show, the universe will open up a singularity.