Series / Bar Karma
is a 12-episode series created by the Current TV
online community and Will Wright
. The story concerns a magic bar that exists outside of space and time, where people who have reached a crossroads in their life wander in unexpectedly. The latest visitor, Internet millionaire Doug Jones, won the bar in a poker game against James Anon, the mysterious 50,000-year-old bartender. He and the other regular patron Dayna use the bar's mystic tools to help find out how to help, while Doug goes out of the bar to help them hands-on.
Contains examples of:
- Applied Phlebotinum: The bar's globe, cards, TV, jukebox, the bar itself...
- Audience Participation: Online community helped select plots.
- Butt Monkey: For someone with unnatural luck, Doug has a lot of bad things happen to him.
- Clear My Name: Doug.
- Doom Magnet: Dayna (supposedly, but only if she leaves the bar).
- Evil Counterpart: Episode 7 introduces Caleb, someone with a past connected to James, who could serve as a potential Arch-Enemy.
- From Beyond the Fourth Wall: In Episode 11, an audience member enters the bar and interacts with the characters.
- Inn Between the Worlds: Bar Karma.
- The Powers That Be: James's former employers, apparently.
- Really 700 Years Old: James.
- Thematic Theme Tune: Basically the only lyrics are "You will always reap what you sow."
- The Reveal: Doug and Dayna were childhood friends.
- Two Roads Before You: Every customer.