[show=digits-show size=large]Recasting happens all the time — if it didn’t, then it would have been Eric Stolz, not Michael J. Fox, who rose to stardom thanks to the Back to the Future franchise. But when it happens in a project in progress, you can’t help but compare the new to the old — and as someone threatened by change, I often struggle to accept the new direction.
When I first reviewed the reality dating series Digits, a big factor in my appreciation of it was its star and host, model and actor Fabrizio Brienza. His European charm, affable nature and silver fox good looks helped him stand out from the snarky young men who populate the world of web video, and watching him attempt to score the phone numbers of women via various crazy stunts was pretty entertaining. The numbers agreed, too, with almost 8.6 million views for the series as of today, and most episodes scoring view counts in the six figures.
This week, however, the show’s second season premiered with new host Rob Bradford — a snarky young man who, as an actor, has some soaps and independent feature credits under his belt. According to the YouTube show page, “We wanted to see how a boy-next-door type would fare getting DiGiTS,” but as mentioned above, I don’t like change and thus, guys, I need your help. Read More about Digits Changes Up Hosts, But Is It An Improvement?