I’m deeply proud of this show, and I think you’re realllllly gonna like it. Honestly, making this thing together with all the artists from around the world in our hitRECord community has been one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my life so far. So, without any further ado, enjoy the show!”
Ethnically ambiguous hottie, the human equivalent of this emoticon 😀 Joseph Gordon-Levitt, has shared the first episode of his selfie-style collaborative variety show HITRECORD ON TV ahead of its premiere later this month. The first episode, centred on the theme of ‘the number one’, features a crowd-sourced short film starring Elle Fanning, a brief albeit fascinating look at large singular living organisms, an animated short, an audience participation segment, an uplifting song and Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s endearing good humour and dazzling smile. The whole exercise makes for unashamedly positive, a little schmaltzy and ultimately uplifting viewing.
Writes Regular Joe, whose directorial debut feature Don Jon makes for apparently enjoyable viewing, “Everything you’re gonna see on this show was made collaboratively on our site — hitRECord.org — and the work of 426 Contributing Artists is featured in this particular episode. There’s gonna be 8 episodes this season, each revolving around a different theme, like RE: Space, RE: The Other Side, and RE: Money. And since this is our first ever episode, I figured the theme of this one would be RE: The Number One. HITRECORD ON TV will be coming out on January 18th on a new cable channel called Pivot.