Jun 6, 2016

Black Tie Nights - Something Wilder S01E13 (2004)


A TV series about two friends who start a dating service called Black Tie Nights.  While not terribly original - in fact pretty paint-by-numbers for late night cable erotica, it does feature many sexploitation all-stars of the day. In this final episode of season one, Beverly Lynne makes a return. [See the Season One Black Tie Nights Main Page or the VZ1 Series Page for a list of all Black Tie episodes]

Season 1, Episode 13 - "Something Wilder"

Ryan has recently broken up with Cooper and quit Black Tie Nights because he thought Cooper Snow (Tiffany Hendra) was cheating on him.  Cooper imagines what Ryan is up to now...

She imagines Ryan's coworker at the restaurant, Pam (Ashley Fires), is seducing him.

This is all in Cooper's imagination; Ryan (Glen Meadows) is actually still being faithful.

Gladys (Patricia Touceda) has been brought back to fill in for Ryan's position.

Olivia Hartley (Amy Lindsay) and Charley (Drake Dorado) the chiropractor are still dating

They have sex in what looks like a public park

Candi Hicks (Beverly Lynne) returns and asks Cooper to set her up with a wild and crazy guy.

Olivia is currently interviewing the opposite type of guy - Louis (Spencer Wilson), possibly the most boring man in California.

Candy instantly gets on Louis' nerves

But he's stuck with her - and it gets worse when the car breaks down.

Even worse, they're put in jail for hitchhiking. 

Released from jail, they find themselves in a nasty motel room.

But opposites attract; Candy and Louis have sex.

Cooper finds Ryan at the restaurant dressed as their chicken mascot.

They reconcile and have sex in the kitchen.

The gang is back together - ready for season two. 

I know there's another season, but we'll stop here.  I feel like it started to lose some steam, both in terms of creative ideas and eroticism. That being said, this has to be one of the more consistent shows among the late-night cable erotica genre.  It never devolved into just one sex scene after another - just a series of generic bedroom trysts with alto sax and guitar noodling (as so many of these types of shows and films were).  It managed to maintain a solid storyline, with plot (such as it was) never taking a backseat. Well, okay - it did take a backseat... but it wasn't as far back as most. I'm actually glad I had the opportunity to check this series out, and it does make me want to find more TV series going forward. 


1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed this show at the time - as you said, light-hearted fare with some occasional very hot scenes, and a likeable cast of regulars. The second season just keeps Meadows and puts him in a romantic tangle with Beverly Lynne (which may have inspired their own marriage, I have no idea). It's fine, but I preferred the first.

    My stronger taste goes to '90s Cinemax softcore, but I appreciate the '00s and very early '10s stuff more compared to what was to come (bad 'comedies' with Evan Stone hamming it up, followed by oblivion).