Not satisfied with having a massively-successful now-multiplatform game, a board game, plush toys, and costumes marketed to plus-size youths (just you wait), Angry Birds is preparing to slingshot its way into your television. CNN quotes the head of Rovio Mobile, the company responsible for creating the popular game, as saying "We have been looking at that for quite a while, and that is definitely one of my personal big focus areas right now -- to work on broadcast content for 'Angry Birds.' "
One hopes that it won't follow in the footsteps of the steaming heap of awful that was "Cavemen" -- a show that similarly tried to cash in on its craze by moving to TV-- and this boy can even dream that it will finally answer the question posed by my hippie ex-roommate, "What if birds went to war with pigs?" who went on to further posit that we probably wouldn't call the felled civilians "collateral damage;" we would probably just call them dinner.
With the inherent absurdity of trying to turn Angry Birds into a running series, one can't help but think of the comedic possibilities -- i suggest a nail-biting yet surreal political drama, replete with historical parallels -- but my cynicism compels me to conclude that this is going to be little more than a chance to make a quick-buck. Television, i challenge you not to fail me.