11 February 2005 | Thorfin39
Irreverent and deep
The double meaning in the title speaks for itself..
It's not your typical comedy/romance sitcom.. What I like about the show is it's not afraid to take a poke at political correctness gone mad.. It has a British comedy undertone, and I wouldn't be surprised if that's where the idea originated from.. It reminds me a bit of a hybrid crossing of Father Ted comedy series shown in Great Britian and Canada and a Norman Lear type production in the wake of All in the Family.. While Committed isn't as shocking, it certainly takes stabs at places television tends to avoid these days because its not safe..
I fear it won't last, if only because of the double meanings will be missed by a vast majority of viewers.. And some of the double meanings have the propensity to offend. That in itself is not a bad thing.. sometimes we need to be offended in order to realize how ridiculous some things are.. The story lines, while somewhat predictable at times, work because of the great chemistry the cast seems to have developed, including some great cameos early on.. I love Todd as the protaginistic, wheel chair bound third wheel, no pun intended.. Tom Poston is he usual dry self that works against the shtick back drop of the main characters.. I try never to miss the show.. and ensure my PC records it for my viewing pleasure.. If you like something irreverent, I highly recommend it.. If you are easily offended, be forewarned.. the show gets close to the edge of the envelope..