Mr. Sunshine is Hillarious

Mr. Sunshine, which premiered last night on ABC (sorry I forgot to give you a heads up) cracked me up.   Matthew Perry’s sarcastic sense of humor is right up my alley.  I loved his last gig, Studio 60 and the Sunset Strip.

Premise: Depressed, 40 year old manager of a sports facility makes sarcastic comments in the midst of chaos and wacky coworkers, including Allison Janey (West Wing) and Hugo from Lost.

Side note: The combo of Matthew Perry and Alison Janey is making me miss Bradley Whitford !!!  I kind of liked Bradley’s recently canceled show The Good Guys, but not enough to have ever mentioned it before or to have watched it past episode 3.

I had grand plans to list some quotes from the Mr. Sunshine pilot, but when I played it back, I realized you have to actually watch it to get it.  For example, I thought it was hilarious when some guy in a mascot tiger costume asks to be unzipped because he dropped a taco in his suit.  Does that sound funny?

It’s very similar to Better Off Ted, which I initially found hilarious as well, but it got annoying fast.

Mr. Sunshine might get old but it made me laugh out loud a couple of times, so I am going to find a place for it on the list.

IN OTHER TV NEWS:

  • Episodes, Shameless, and Being Human are out
  • The final season of Big Love is fabulous
  • I have checked in to American Idol briefly and I am liking the new judging panel
  • Breaking Bad is AMAZING (what was I thinking not watching until now!)
  • The Office and Parks & Recreation have been stellar lately
  • Damon Salvatore is still hot
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The 2010-2011 Midseason

This post is long overdue.  I intended to write a blurb about what was coming up in the midseason and what I would be checking out, but now the midseason has begun so I can also include my thoughts on what I have seen so far.

Shows that premiere in the midseason are historically not very good and nothing really struck my interest, which is why I was not inspired to post.

The Cape seemed mildly interesting (in an early Heroes-ish kind of way.)  I wasn’t planning to watch but recorded it and decided to check it out.  The first 10 minutes sucked me in more than I expected it too so I actually watched about 45 minutes of the 2 hour premiere, but then there was a lot of chasing and fighting and I lost interest and started multitasking and not paying attention.  This show is out.

I watched the new Showtime series’ Shameless and EpisodesShameless (A comedy with William H Macey as an alcoholic father of 9 kids.  Yes, a comedy) got a not so great reviews from Entertainment Weekly, but I kind of liked it.   

Episodes is a comedy about the making of a comedy show and it was also kind of funny.  I am not a huge fan of  British humor (the show they are making, on the show,  is an American version of a British show) but I might stick with it.  This one got good reviews.

Oh, yeah.  I accidentally turned on Off The Map the new Shonda Rhimes show (Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice) about doctors working in a clinic in the tropical forest.  I thought I might be able to get a sticker on Get Glue if I checked in so I watched it for a little bit.  The old me would watch it.  The new me, has better things to do.

Very excited for the return (and final season) of Big Love.  Curious to see what happens with American Idol and the new judges and return of producer Nigel Lythgoe (who I love from So You Think You can Dance.)

I will definitely be checking out Mr. Sunshine, Matthew Perry’s new show although I have not heard much about it so it is probably not great. (premiere’s Feb 9th on ABC).

I just read that Being Human (premiering on SyFy tonight 1/17 at 9pm) might be good.  A vampire, a ghost and a werewolf are roommates who join forces to live a normal life.  My kind of show, embarrassingly.

I really don’t have time to add much to the schedule so I do have to be careful here.

Click here to see the full 2010-2011 midseason premiere schedule posted by TV By The Numbers.