Posted by Johnnymac 11:37 AM
And for yet another post today, I got caught up with the latest episode of 'Tilt' last night off of the Tivo. The show is still unrealistic dogshit, but I have to admit now that it's entertaining. 'Playmakers' was much the same way - so over-the-top that it's fun to watch. It helps to pretend that Tilt is something like the X-files. Nowhere near reality, but close enough that you can watch and understand.
For the unbelievable poker hand of the weak, Eddie borrows money from a bookie and then sits down at a small no-limit table and proceeds to go all-in on the first hand with nothing more than top-pair no-kicker against a board that has both a flush and a straight. The unfamiliar character with whom he's playing against also goes all-in and has the same hand and they chop the pot. We then learn that Eddie actually knows the guy and it is his father who is back in town, and, based on what we saw earlier in the show, he is playing in the game with money he swindled from Eddie's mom that actually belonged to Eddie.
We also learn that that the Matador is going to fix the "World Poker Championship" by colluding with a bunch of fresh "horses". And thinking about it, I decided that perhaps it wasn't all that unrealistic of an idea. I will need to go review the WSOP rules about deal-cutting and collusion.
Finally, there was a threesome in the final scene. Again, unrealistic, but fun to watch.