‘In the Booth’ Is in the Zone
We ranked it:
“NEEDS MORE ACER / INTEL PRODUCT SHOTS! Totally lacking.”
That’s one of the top comments for the second episode of “In the Booth,” a new documentary series from Believe Entertainment Group about the world’s most famous DJ: Tiesto. That comment was written by Joel Thomas Zimmerman, aka Deadmau5, who is probably the second most-famous DJ in the world.
To be honest with you, I can’t help but agree with him. But if you can get past the blatant shots of Acer computers and all the cool things Acer products can do, there is a decent show here.
Let’s just get this out of the way: If you’re not a fan of DJ Tiesto, you should not be spending any time with this show. I mean, why would you? This, like any other documentary you see that’s produced by the person the show is about, is nothing but a promotional vehicle. You like Tiesto? You want to see what his life is like? You want to see him do something cool for his fans? Then you’ll breeze through this show.
If you don’t like Tiesto, or EDM, then dear lord what are you doing here? Go watch something else! It’s the internet, there is literally a billion other things for you to do.
But, again, going back and measuring “In the Booth” by what the show is about — Tijs Michiel Verwest (and Acer and Intel) — it’s a solid program. Nothing spectacular, but well-shot and edited, and carrying the same breezy air of a reality series you’d see on a network like MTV or VH1, or any of the lifestyle networks owned by NBCUniversal.
“In the Booth” accomplishes everything it wants to. One just sometimes wishes it was trying to do/be something more.