Friday, January 20, 2006

6 degrees of Carol Vesey

THE FRESH HELL. We watched Love Monkey the other night after eating potato salad straight from a communal bowl and watching as Zeke: Centaur of the Island of Lost, made an attempt at being a scary badass.

Oh. My god. Love Monkey.

LOVE. MONKEY.

People, it is so tragic. That Ed guy? Cute. Likable. Judy Greer? Funny. In other shows. Shows that VIP cancel. Shows where JG lifts her shirt a lot. Remember that show? Yes, those were the heady golden days of television, television that made us PROUD to watch television. The television programming that MADE ME BELIEVE IN A HIGHER POWER.

So.

Love Monkey started with a not-too-shabby idea. Music guy, check.

Then it treaded heavily into "J. McGuire" terrority, only with less yelling and Cuba Gooding Jr. dance moves.

The writing, frankly, was terrifying.

And who is the John Mayer, Jr. character? Who it is pointed out in the post ref. above at the claps blog is SIGNED WITH SONY. AND ED-TOM-CAVANAUGH-MUSIC-McGUIRE-CHARACTER DOES NOT BELIEVE IN BIG LABELS ANYMORE AND HE IS TAKING A PAY CUT AND WORKING FOR A SMALL LITTLE LABEL THAT COULD! BOOOOOOOOO. PS. SIGN MORE PUNK ROCK BANDS ED-TOM-CAVANAUGH-MUSIC-McGUIRE-CHARACTER BOOOOOO. PPS IF YOU REFERENCE SID VICIOUS IN YOUR SHOW DIALOGUE THEN DO NOT USE APPROACHABLE EVERYKID SENSITIVE GUITAR BOY AS A CHARACTER. PPPS. CBS. STOP IT.

Diagnosis: Suckage.
Verdict: God hates us all. Yes.

Wait. Oh no. I just read. Lee Ann Rimes and Ben Folds guest star next week.

I am fearful, people.

EDIT: It was on Tuesday night, not Wednesday night. Not that me stating incorrectly the nights it airs make my ears stop gushing brain matter.

EDIT II: I totally forgot this, from the credits: Nic Harcourt is partially responsible (thanks for the reminder, clap clap blog's commenters.) I brought this up to the N. And I believe the response was, "Who's Nic Harcourt? And why should I care at all?


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In other news, the N. informs me of a Japanese Plott Hound Club. Osaka hunting! Yay!

5 comments:

Kathryn Is So Over said...

I haven't watched Love Monkey. Mostly because I first saw that Teddy kid on an episode of Miss Seventeen on MTV. I will never take him seriously. Plus, Kristen from Laguna Beach is in his video. He's clearly a Label whore.

catherine said...

i watched love monkey too, and it was beyond atrocious. tom c. seemed to be floating through the entire show like a man just awoken from a coma. and it's so obvious that the writers want he and judy g. to be meant to be, except they have all the sexual chemistry of two squised bugs. so. bad.

V said...

(wish my name was Katherine)

Mr. Brightside, really? No.

It's sad when TV tries to be cool...

the Nabob said...
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the Nabob said...

the God loves/hates me guy is right.

I think the show creators pitched a great idea to the network, but the cast and (especially) writers let everyone down. they want to be extra cool so they get a BrightEyes looking kid to be the musical focus but then have him perform John Mayer music.

It's a show that struggles between wanting to be musically cool and network-ly accessible. If the music side wins, I'm in. It's got one more week with me.