Saturday, January 21, 2006
Touch my "Love Monkey"
This week was the premiere of the unfortunately titled "Love Monkey", Tim Cavanagh's first post-"Ed" series. I absolutely loved "Ed", so this show had a lot to live up to. The verdict: I liked it, although it was a bit derivative. It seemed like a mixture of Jerry Maguire (man tells boss and fellow employees that their company should be focusing on quality and not money; man gets fired; man starts own company and chases after One Big Client) and High Fidelity (tying relationships into music geekery), with a little bit of the quirkiness of "Ed". Tim Cavanagh's great. The writing's snappy. The female co-stars are all attractive (Judy Greer's never looked better). Of course, the music aspect appeals to me (future guest stars include Ben Folds and Aimee Mann). Jason Priestly is showing his age, though - gone are his twentysomething high school student days.
Add another book to my Reading Pile: the novel this show's based on.