Best character: No I can’t tell you I love you, because I actually just feel very uncomfortable watching your “honest” depictions of couples’ sex lives, relationships, and therapeutic sessions with Jane Alexander.fame, it told the story of two self-centered guys who owned a storage company in 1950s Pittsburgh.So it's been for ) with Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger as executive producers, featuring Bobby Cannavale and detailing the music scene in NYC in the 1970s.I mean, that show sounds pretty fucking good, right?I took a recent spin through the latest season as well. are all ridiculously entertaining, and manage to use their animation to push things forward in a way that takes old tropes and freshly paints them; you know, like that old one about the bunch of kids stacked up on top of each other in a coat dating a cat entertainment agent. The entire premise of this show seems to be: BUT WAIT, INSTEAD OF HUMANS, THEY'RE CATS! This was an “improvised” show on HBO in 2003 featuring James Carville and Mary Matalin as fictional/real or maybe real/fictional political consultants. is back in the mix (and "trained in Native American survival tactics! Add in Jack Black trying to Jack Black every scene rather than just letting them absurdly play out, and you have a semi-black comedy that can’t quite figure out if it wants to be an edgy satire about the possibility of a horrible international incident, or a wacky updated was the first major television show actually filmed in the country, and so there was a lot of good feeling and a light touch. , and seemed like the only person capable of reining in the blustery anarchist humor of Danny Mc Bride. And people shooting old-timey pistols into water and saying things like "wanna use the sweat rag?There are funny elements, and some of the set pieces hit, but you have no reason to attach yourself to any of the random characters. Per Jay Z’s logic, it’s not real (read: available) to HBO GO, therefore it doesn’t really exist. "), I couldn’t get into this search for an old guy in a photograph, and it seems like no one else could either, since it was canceled after one season. But ultimately, a) it was hard to feel like the character development was very strong (possibly due to the light touch? And yes, this show has particularly funny parts as you watch these two power-hungry small men attempt all sorts of subterfuge, but nearly all of the humor seems to come with a side of internal uneasiness. " and "busier than a flea on a fat lady" and "hotter than a buzzard's crotch"?
The “issues” that they “tackle” (drug use, financial problems, having sex with groupies in club bathrooms and then punching people who are rude to you while someone videos it) seem like flimsy straw men that just need to be checked off before they can get back to celebrating the glamour of the football life. Best character: Bea Chadwick/Monkey As much as I like Chris O’Dowd/Christopher Guest and love the fact that Ed Begley Jr. I would buy a long-sleeve Best character: San Francisco Huzzah for creating a gay-focused cable show set in my town so I can feel popular when they eat at Zuni Cafe or drink at Doc’s Clock or the Press Club. " aspect essentially the most interesting part of the show.Also somewhat hilarious: the weird use of other TV show clips within the show to express emotions. Best character: Pass “Entourage with football players” is a fantastic elevator pitch for a recently fired former mid-level Spike TV executive trying to get a foothold at a pay cable station. It stars Emily Mortimer as famous actress Emily Mortimer, whose friend Dolly Wells (as played by her friend Dolly Wells) gets dumped or maybe divorced and goes to live with Emily and becomes her assistant.And as much as I enjoy Dwayne Johnson’s hairless polish and Denzel Washington’s son occasionally sounding just like Denzel Washington when I close my eyes, this show is, um, really quite not great. When this first came out, I was very ready to think it was hilarious, mostly because it would also give me an excuse to tell people about the year I spent in Australia (shout out to Glebe Point Road! The only problem in executing that plan was the fact that it wasn’t that funny. I’m 80% sure the show was created during a smoke break at , in which Mortimer told an HBO executive an anecdote about her friend getting dumped or divorced and moving in with her, then a big miscommunication ensued, and six weeks later this show appeared.For example, from Episode 5: “Donna gives Micky an 'electronic tether' in the form of a pager.” And my favorite, from Season 2, Episode 2: “Micky has a problem programming his Ti Vo, and wonders if it's a metaphor for his relationship with his mind.” Best character: Eddie Charles I watched this show secretly in my basement after my parents had gone to sleep when I was 11, because it had nudity.And now that I’ve seen it again, I’m somewhat disappointed by how infrequent that nudity is.