We can all agree that watching superheroes get drunk would be a swell way to spend a TV block, and now we have that chance. Okay, so it’s actually watching an actor who plays a superhero learn about alcohol instead of chugging it. Damn semantics. Check out Arrow star Stephen Amell living the good life in this trailer for the upcoming series Dudes Being Dudes in Wine Country.
The always jovial Amell and friend Andrew Harding (who owns a music tech company) co-founded the Washington-based winery Nocking Point Wines in 2013, after a 2012 vineyard crawl left the duo wanting to leave their own mark on the ever-growing world of wine. This upcoming series will immerse the guys in wine culture, sating their curiosities and showing them techniques and grapes that they’re completely unfamiliar with. Neither Amell nor Harding admits to being anything but a wine novice, so they aim to come out of this experiment with a greater knowledge of the beverage at the center of their partnership. Plus, they get a completely justified drone!
The plan is for this to be the greatest show ever about two dudes being dudes in wine country, and the trailer sets it up to be, at the least, an enjoyable breezy trek through different wine regions across the country. I expect at least a few sophomorish jokes about the gross sounds that squishing grapes makes, and for the conversations to feature 30% more booze-fueled laughter than the average reality show. And if each episode also has Amell pitting his rock solid abs against the bellies of those less rigorous about workout routines, then I guess I can’t complain.
I’m a pretty big fan of wine and the intricacies that come with each varietal, and really liked John Cleese’s Wine for the Confused from 2004. This seems more like the good old boys version of libation education, complete with zip lines. Amell and Harding will be traveling not just in California, but to Austin, Chicago, Boulder, and Loudon County, Virginia, among other places. And instead of fighting Ra’s al Ghul, we’ll probably just see Amell fighting hangovers.
Dudes Being Dudes in Wine Country will premiere its debut episode “Paso” online in March 2015. Check out the show’s official website for more information and to sign up for their mailing list. If only it came with a free sample of Nocking Point…