Thursday, May 21, 2009

What a Long, Strange - and Funny! - Trip It's Been ...

From NBC comes the news that "My Name Is Earl" will be cancelled, prompting mixed responses from critics, speculation among bloggers, and a "Twitition" to save the series.
The show stars Jason Lee as Earl J. Hickey, a man who "has taken one too many wrong turns on the highway of life. However, a twist of fate turns his life into a tailspin of life-renewing events. Earl won a small lottery, and, after an epiphany, he is determined to transform his good fortune into a life-changing event as he sets out to right all the wrongs from his past."

I will miss the show, but not as much as I would have a year or two ago, when, IMHO, the show really hit its stride. I'm no longer a regular watcher of the new shows on NBC ... but I AM
a regular watcher of the shows from the first couple of seasons, on TBS (where "Earl" airs in syndication). The cast and creators are still there, in the latest season ... but it just doesn't seem to have the same spirit, the same life, the same zest, the same goofy euphoria that it once had ... for me, at least.

So, rather than twittioning, I'll probably bid a fond farewell to Earl and Randy, Joy and Darnell, and the lovely Catalina. Thank you, my Camden County friends ... what a long, strange - and funny - trip it's been!


Geo said...

The story of the ne're-do-well making amends to the people he wronged is an appealing concept. In this case, funny, too.

MNIE is probably the guilty pleasure of a lot of people. But not enough, unfortunately.

Jeff said...

George, for me, it's just not as much a pleasure as it used to be. If it must go, I'd rather see it go out a winner.