Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Crazy Ones…

I was only able to get through about 30 seconds of this at a time.

I loved Mork & Mindy when I was a kid (and still do through the lens of nostalgia) but aside from that, I don’t find Robin Williams very funny. Maybe it was always Pam Dawber that made the show work. I think Williams is a great actor. He’s amazing in the rarely seen Seize the Day. I even think his performance in Robert Altman’s Popeye has a lot of uncredited depth.

Oh, and of course:

Yet, as a comedian, Williams reminds me of someone’s uncle after too much wine at Thanksgiving. Give me Madeline Kahn any day.

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Posted by on September 22, 2013 in Pop Life


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Sean Saves the World…

OK, a few things…

1) How was Sean Hayes conned into making this series? If this is the pilot, then it’s not like he received a great first script, signed on, the writers all died, and the producer’s trained seal picked up the slack for the rest of the season.

2) There is not one authentic moment or character in this trailer. Human beings and actual human situations are funny. You can have legitimate conflict and thoughtful performances… or, I guess, you can go with mustached men who have birds resting on their shoulders.

3) The trailer touts its “Emmy-winning” star who can’t be bothered to learn another first name for his character. I gave Tony Danza a break in “Taxi” and “Who’s the Boss” The man was a boxer and took some hits to the head.

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Posted by on September 17, 2013 in Pop Life, Social Commentary


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