One of the definite perks to running one of the web’s most popular television blogs is that on any given day, you never know what’s going to show up at your door.
Sometimes it’s an exciting screener for a Fall pilot you’re dying to see (LONESTAR FTW!), sometimes — with apologies for the 50’s style AMERICAN IDOL TV tray that is continues to gather dust in our closet — it’s a bizarre promotional item that we have very little use for, and sometimes, in the case of this morning’s package, it’s a mystery that turns an ordinary Monday into, well, a slightly more exciting one.
For encased in this plain manila envelope (pictured above) is quite literally a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. See for yourself after the jump.
Inside the envelope was a a very damaged FlipUltra video camera haphazardly wrapped in foam with one simple instruction, “Play Me.”
Always a stickler for instructions, we of course did just that. What we found was a hastily put together video recorded by a young male in his mid-to-late 20’s leaving instructions (presumably for his friends/family) that included the following phrases:
“I don’t know if this recording is even going to work…”
“West coast got hit by something just a few minutes ago…”
“Whole country is going dark and it’s happening soon…”
“I’m getting people out of here…”
“I’m going to fight these things..…”I’m not going to let these things just kill us all…”
Needless to say, our curiosity has been piqued. Which is where you come in. If you’ve got a second, click here, see the video for yourself (by hovering your mouse over the letter “V”) and give us your best theory as to which Fall TV show (if any) is getting the V.I.S (Very Important Show) viral marketing treatment.