I attempted Hannibal and, man, it’s bleak. I was told (from a co-worker) that “A Killing” was a really good procedural and I should totally watch that and, wouldn’t you know it, it’s bleak.
So I said “Heck with it” and said that I would just sit through one, just one, episode of Bob’s Burgers.
I laughed so hard I almost threw up.
There might be a handful of you out there who remember the show “Home Movies”. If you don’t, know that it was a mumblecore cartoon that was positively brilliant. It used “retroscripting” and the improv skills of everybody involved are top-notch. (Retroscripting is when you just tell the actors that there are a couple of notes you want hit but everything else is up to them.)
Well, like most stuff that is waaaay too awesome, the show got cancelled. I had thought that that was the end of it… BUT NO! Bob’s Burgers are what those guys are doing now and, lemme tell ya, it’s funny. It’s still got some of the mumblecore feel to it but, at the same time, they’ve got an actual budget. I’m thrilled to have given it a chance and, if you’re wondering whether you can handle a half-hour comedy cartoon before bed… I’ll ask you to give this one a shot. Seriously.
So… what are you reading and/or watching?