Friday, February 8, 2008

The Fine Fate of Steph Song: Acting in jPod

every now and then, something interesting pops into your life when you least expect it, especially when it's something you know not many people know about either.

for those of you who remember steph song, she charmed many hearts as an FHM cover girl, and later on acted in a few TCS programmes. and then she disappeared off the face of Singaporean TV.

I guess she went back to Canada where she's originally from (i read FHM articles, not just ogle).. and to prove that i read, i've been reading douglas coupland's jPod. and being from the internet generation, i google jPod to find out more about it, only to find a series was being made. i youtubed "jPod" and found this trailer:



which i then found out that steph song was acting as the jPod character, Bree, a sassy motion capture artist who tries to sleep with every man she meets (or so it says in her character's bio in the novel)


i mean, can you blame us? or her?

so anyway, my point is that: jPod is one of the better things i've been reading, and now i've just downloaded the first episode and it's currently into it's fourth episode. and this is another reason why the Internet is a valuable tool for the discerning consumer of his media. jPod, you are a geek's dream book, and now.. slightly funny drama series based on the same novel. coupland would be proud, he is after all the series's executive producer.

9 comments:

sodabug said...

i haven't talked to you for yonks!!! but just wanted to say that i was reading a bit of jpod in the bookstore the other day and was seriously wavering on buying it or not- clever style of writing for sure! didn't buy it in the end, the desire to save (hah!) won in the end but i'll see if there's a library that will lend it to me now.

brian koh said...

sodabug : yes! it has been too long! perhaps the lack of time has ravaged our online schedules!

seriously, do read jPod, i think its a great book and very casual.. great as a companion that understands every nuance of your geekery! plus! you should download the series!

The Great Swifty said...

Heh, downloading the series now.

Peranakan Dude said...

Geez...I miss Steph too... :P

Lounge Lizard said...

I <3 Steph Song...

brian koh said...

swifty : good on ya! lookin' forward to your reviews!

peranakan dude : hahahaha, yeah.. she us high and dry...

lounge lizard : we do too.. that's why she's had a post dedicated to her -) and jpod of course -)

Anonymous said...

good show, too bad its been canceled already.

Anonymous said...

Save jPod! http://savejpod.ca

K said...

CBC is rebroadcasting the first season of jPod over the summer (Thursdays 8pm, starting June 19). We believe that improved ratings can save the show. Please tune in and spread the word! For more information:
http://savejpod.ca/uncategorized/jpod-rebroadcast-
on-cbc/