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Published on July 27th, 2007 | by Erich Becker

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The Two Coreys – The Lost boys (01×03)

The Two Coreys on A&E is a hodge-podge of similar reality shows that aims to break the mold by starring two of the 1980′s heartthrobs who, about twenty years ago, would have been plastered all over young girls rooms in poster form. Now Corey Feldman and Corey Haim are back with Haim living with Feldman and his Stuff-featured wife, Susie.

 

The episode made available for review focuses on the landmark vampire flick The Lost Boys with Feldman and Haim promoting a special 20th anniversary screening and Q&A session, something Haim takes with the utmost importance because of his desire to write and star in the sequel to the film. Throughout the episode all the promotion comes a head with Feldman telling Haim that Warner Bros. is producing a direct-to-DVD sequel, without them. Haim, devastated, leaves for what appears to be a 12 hour walk only to return with a four-year-late wedding gift for the Feldmans. If you’re wondering, “What the hell?”, join the club.

The Two Coreys is a miss matching of sitcoms like The Odd Couple (Feldman is married, and a neat freak; Haim is single and a slob), The Real World, I Love the 80′s, and theatrical You, Me, and Dupree with Feldman’s wife thrown into the mix. In the end, each part is insignificant to the whole and the show just feels forced, mainly focusing on the antics of Haim and Feldman’s reactions to them.

 

Even the interstitial interviews only seem to feature Haim, who seemingly worked out some sort of deal to get his face out there after years of drug trouble and virtually disappearing from Hollywood.

The only highlight of the episode is the third act featuring the staff from Stuff magazine shooting Feldman’s wife, Susie, which should get you by until the issue hits newsstands in August.

 

The Two Coreys isn’t necessarily a bad program, but it’s a tired idea that’s been done to death from every network from ABC to TLC to G4, its just so unoriginal its almost a crime that shows like this can suck viewers away from much worthier scripted programming. Fans of the Coreys may watch for the nostalgia value, but casual fans will likely steer clear.

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