Archive for January, 2011
Just watched the pilot of TV Land’s newest original sitcom, RETIRED AT 35. Didn’t expect too much going in, but I gotta say- this was pretty funny stuff. It started off slow, and there were some insane audience reactions at some lame jokes…that always worries me, because I feel like it’s either canned laughter, in which case it’s probably not truly funny, or it’s an audience full of lunatics who’d laugh at anything, in which case it’s…well, just creepy.
The plot rundown in a nutshell- 35 year old David comes home to his parents’ house in Florida. They’re retired and living in a community of sorts, David works in NYC for a manufacturer of chop sticks and toothpicks, and he’s always being hounded by his boss on the phone, even while in Florida for his mom’s birthday. David realizes in Florida he’s relaxed and calm, so he quits his job and decides to basically move in with his parents.
It’s a nice storyline, and it feels old-fashioned. There were some semi-risque jokes, but nothing vulgar or anything really. Then again, the twist at the end most assuredly been a big no-no 40 years ago on TV, but it was funny and it just felt wholesome throughout. The pilot’s twist at the end was pretty hilarious, and I found myself laughing out loud.
I have yet to catch any of TV Land’s other sitcom, Hot In Cleveland, and I doubt I will, but I will definitely be tuning in each week for Retired at 35.
I’m gonna be honest. I’ve heard exactly nothing about NBC’s new series, THE CAPE. But, I got these previews below, and it looks pretty good. Will definitely have to check it out.
Anyone looking forward to this show? Any other shows you’re really looking forward to that start soon?
Max drills Vince on how to harness the power of the cape.
The Cape Meets Orwell
The Cape discovers he’s not the only crime fighter in Palm City.
Stopping crime in its tracks is an everyday encounter for The Cape.