“S Club 7” The Hard Way
(Scene begins as a hand as it taps the 1994 American Gladiators plays as the scene cuts to a hand as it taps an app on his phone as it opens a portal, and it cuts to different images of James as the characters he’s played until it cut to his face and the credit of “James Faraci” is shown as it cuts to “The Last Of The Americans’” current iteration then slides away to different images of Paulo Fonseca, Brenda Fonseca, Rebecca Yaun and Nick Yaun as the characters they’ve played until it cut to their faces and the credits of “Paulo and Brenda Fonseca & Rebecca and Nick Yaun” is shown as it then slides away to different images of John Ross and Mike Santos, Andrew Beach, and Ed Champion as the characters they’ve played until it cut to their faces and the credits of “John Ross Santos, Mike Santos, Andrew Beach, Ed Champion” is shown as it then slides away to different images of Eric Kurtzke, Renee Miller and Olivia Horvath and the credits of “Eric Kurtzke, Renee Miller, Olivia Horvath” is shown as the 0:00-0:21 mark of the theme song plays. Everything becomes a swirl of Reds, Whites and Blues as the credits “Produced by First Choice Productions. Edited by Eric Kurtzke and Paulo Fonseca. Written and Directed by James Faraci” as the 0:21-0:26 mark of the theme song plays. We then see an outlined image of James as he morphs into “The Last Of The Americans” and lands with half of his team on his right. The other half on his left on a white background and the title “THE LAST OF THE AMERICANS” is shown Lazer etched into Titanium as the last six seconds of the American Gladiators 1994 theme song plays. Cut to James sitting and looking at a photo. Cut to the photo of the S Club 7 with Paul in Black and White. Cut to James as he looks at the photo and puts it down.)
Yeah, I might as well address something that has been something I am dealing with. On April 6, 2023, lovers of what could be considered by today’s standards cheesy Millenium pop music got hit with a bolo punch to the stomach with the death of Paul Cattermole from S Club 7. (Cut to stills and concert footage of the S Club 7 as James does a voiceover.)
His death couldn’t have come at a worse time. The S Club 7 were planning a twenty-fifth-anniversary reunion tour, and there were rumors of their old series and specials going onto a streaming service like Britbox or somewhere like that, and at the time of this review’s post, The S Club’s tour is apparently still on, as a tribute their fallen friend and band mate and I, for one of the few fans of the band here in the states, am glad to hear that. (Cut to James physically)
Now, if you’re wondering, I said, “One of the few fans of the band here in the States”, that’s because their music only charted once, stateside, but I will get to that later; internationally, they hit the charts with so many songs that would’ve gotten into the twenties, maybe the teens on the Billboard charts. But for the fans of the band here in the States, they were more well known for their TV series that basically led The Family Channel to where it is today.
Join me as I pay tribute to the S Club 7 and the TV Series they did at the link here