28 February 2008 | brendanchenowith
Love at first sight - Home Improvement meets Extras
I just became aware of this series because of the little pop-ups on this site, but I caught some episodes on ONDEMAND and I love them, especially the one with Jamie Kennedy. Now, I've never seen his show and I don't intend to - Jamie Kennedy doesn't strike me as funny in his own element, but he does a great turn here. It's as if Ricky Gervais' "Extras" is shown on the House & Garden network - and Adam Paul sounds exactly like Billy Crystal. Next time you watch, just listen to his voice. I'm glad Starz picked this up as opposed to ABC or, God forbid, the CW network. ABC would've forced a canned response with really bad harmonica music or bad generic metal music (really, is there any other kind?) on the bumpers between scenes. We've had to put up with that on other shows, so it's good that it's on a premium network and doesn't have to follow any sort of convention. I know it's new and will take time to catch on, but I know it will.