You all deserve a thank you
This shouldn't fall into the category of " being stupid for taking advice from the posters" on this site but I have to thank the few of you for getting me hooked on what I believe is one of the best comedy shows, at least in my mind, on TV now.
About a year ago, several posters chimed in about a show called "Boston Legal" which I never watched prior. After reading a few of the comments, I figured I would check it out. I am pretty much stuck on it now and the show just slays me. Denny Crane (forgive me if the spelling is off) is just too much. Anyway, this was some good advice that did come from comments on this site.
Personally, nothing comes close to Seinfeld or Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Peace to all as Larry David attempts to conquer Iran.
Some of the best shows on TV right now:
Entourage, Friday Night Lights... and College Basketball.....
I've been a Denny Crane fan from the git go!
I do think the show is starting to wind down (too much talent in one room and it's starting to just spin out of control). I loved all of the Captain Kirk inside jokes and all the "fourth wall" jokes about getting predictable and the show getting moved from time slot to time slot and so on and so forth.
Alan Shore is the most cogent voice for the rational left that there is on television (with the possible exception of Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert) and the issues that he argues are sometimes jaw dropping (like the time he defended Hands against perjury charges because the law states that being anti death penalty in a fed death sentence caase is justification for exclusion from the jury!)
Best Comedy on air today is 2 1/2 Men! Hands down! (And you have to pause the vanity cards for the producer, who's name eludes me at the moment, they're often time very funny).
Speaking of very funny, Hat's at half mast today for Art Buchwald one of the world's funniest columnists! Right there with Twain, Rogers Menken... The NYT has a series of video obit on their site for him today. www.nyt.com it's free (I don't know off hand if it requires registration).
Curb Your Enthusiasm didn't do it for me.
I only saw it a couple of times, but, I thought that Jason Alexander was a better george than Larry David was (which was one of the jokes of the Sienfeld show, about how Michael Richards was a better Kramer than Kramer).
Sienfeld reveled in the idea that they were a troup that disproved the notion that you wouldn't want unpleasant people in your living room. They were right, that the idea was wrong, but only if you weren't supposed to be involved in their affairs (a show about nothing). CYE was about something, Larry David. Why am I supposed to care about this schmuck? I don't like him.
Season Passes for TIVO:
Pardon The Interruption
King of Queens
Jimmy Kimmel Live
3 quality programs
Deal or no Deal...great lessons in greed and fear...makes me do a lot of math in my head and keeps me sharp...