Have you heard of the term “Hate-watching?”   Basically it means that you hate watching a certain show, yet week after week, you tune into see what happens.  Some common examples right now might include Girls, American Idol or Smash. But everyone’s list differs.

But today, a new casting call caught my eye and even they haven’t even started shooting it, I already know that I’m going to be hate watching it.

It’s called “The Real Hipsters of Vancouver” and yes, it’s actually happening

I’ll give you moment to be mad at yourself for not thinking of this idea first, I know that I certainly was.

The casting call was posted on Craigslist on Sunday and they’ve already received hundreds of tapes (I’m assuming on Beta) from hipsters looking to have cameras follow their them around as they buy Dallas Green albums and trade skinny jeans. Truthfully, I’m not really sure what hipsters do (if anything) so I’m just guessing here.

But wait, I just realized, maybe you don’t know what a hipster is. Well, that’s what Urban Dictionary is for: Hipsters are a subculture of men and women typically in their 20’s and 30’s that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter.

The idea came from producer and creator Britt Irvin along with her partner and friend Jesse Haddock, who according to the Vancouver Sun, have already received lots of interest from companies who want to help produce the show.

The Real Hipsters of Vancouver is hoping to start shooting in May. Which means, if it’s made by real hipsters, it’ll probably really start in August and no one will be happy about it.

(Photo via Five Minutes for Fighting)


Mike Morrison