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The Oasis in a Vast Wasteland October 22, 2009

Posted by The Ringer in The Oasis in a Vast Wasteland.
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Comedy Thursday! Pound for pound the best day of comedy!

A great comedian and Chevy Chase. Together they look like the last 2 people a 18 year old female freshman would want to find herself alone with at a kegger.

A great comedian and Chevy Chase. Together they look like the last 2 people a 18 year old female freshman would want to find herself alone with at a kegger.

Community – Joel McHale’s first primetime network sitcom affair continues to be endearing, clever, occasionally out loud funny and backhandedly racist and sexist in a charming way.  I continue to love it more than other more developed, popular and sexier shows. Because it has personality and it does the dishes. You to should also date Commuity, I mean watch it.

This weeks episode – Troy Considers Playing Football and Brita Wants to Be One of the Girls. Abed doesn’t get much screen time but the Dean subs in beautifully and creepily. It was great. Grade: B+

Parks and Recreation – Amy Poehler’s foray  into primetime continues to be horrible, unoriginal and a huge disappointment for the female species. Ricky Gervais’ The Office has been rehashed in the U.S.A., France, Germany, Canada, and even Chile [in the Chilean version the whole office gets locked in the office for months and ends up eating the accounting department] but Parks and Recreation is like that loser in junior high that started wearing snap bracelets 5 years too late. Your attempt at popularity is flawed and isn’t helping your chances with the boys.

Mrs. Amy Poehler-Arnett-Bluth you are better than snap bracelets. You are better than this show. Aziz Ansari, you sir, are better than this show.

This weeks episode – Wasn’t funny. Grade: D

Click More for This Weeks The Office (which is trying to stay ahead of Parks & Suckreation) 30 Rock and Tosh.O

The Office – The new season continues to straddle a strange line between dram, comedy, dramedy and a show

Michael continues to make things frustrating. Are you bored as much as Jim yet?

Michael continues to make things frustrating. Are you bored as much as Jim yet?

that’s humorous with out punch lines. So much content of recent episodes lean on the viewers previous knowledge of each character. Example: Michael pretends to be blind and knock things over. The writers must assume that Michael being Michael is and will always be funny even it isn’t exceptional or shocking. Slightly offensive doesn’t cut it anymore for Michael Scott. Step up your game The Office.

This weeks episode – Pam flips out because Michael is banging her mom. Just when I think you couldn’t possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this…and totally redeem yourself! And Jim vs. Dwight seems back to being in full swing. Thank god. This show only truly shines when Jim and Dwight or Dwight and Andy go head to head. Grade: A-

Hey, Liz Lemon! You're a bitch! And only funny when Alec Baldwin or me makes you say something funny under your breath as you walk away!

Hey, Liz Lemon! You're a bitch! And only funny when Alec Baldwin or me makes you say something funny under your breath as you walk away!

30 Rock – The season premier was mediocre. Jack wants a new cast member and… well, nothing else was too memorable. The second episode was much better because Tracy Jordan is hilarious and apparently carries reef sharks in garbage bags. Liz Lemon was whiny and shocked that people were mad at her. Will she ever notice that no one likes her? Stay tuned for the next 8 seasons or until the show isn’t profitable anymore because Tracy Morgan demands too much money after being arrested for nailing a 17 year old in the back of a Volkswagon and has outrageous legal fees!

This weeks episode: Everyone hates Liz Lemon and Will Arnett returns to take down Jack Donaghy. Will Arnett and Alec Baldwin deserve their own show a la Spy vs. Spy. Grade: A-

Tosh.O – Is awesome. Watch it. Comedy Central 10pm. If you find stereotyping to be racist then don’t bother. Go read the bible or walk in circles holding candles and bongos chanting ‘Hey Hey, Ho Ho, this Penis Party’s Got to Go.’ You’re no fun and no likes you. Those around you are simply tolerating you. The rest of us are enjoying Daniel Tosh’s razor sharp insensitive douchebagery and loving it.

This weeks episode: Crying New York Giants fan gets his attempt at redemption. Grade: B+

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1. Potato McIrish - October 24, 2009

It does the dishes. Fucking right it does.


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