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.


Anonymous said...

Meh, this book just reeks of teh ghey. I will only tune- in to the television program if there's an episode where Jack Bauer and a CTU assault team bust down a wall and kill everyone.

Real talk.

Panthergirl said...

Hahaha... I thought of you as soon as I saw the promo for this show, because I know you loved "Ed". I didn't get to see it yet, but I will.

Micah said...

THSE - That'd be an interesting cross-over. Would you watch if Tim Cavanagh periodically peppered his dialogue with "THERE IS NO TIME!"

panthergirl - Check it out. You may like it. Not as good as "Ed," but I've only seen the pilot.

Anonymous said...

No. That's not enough to entice me.

I would, however, reconsider if they had Cavanaugh lose his hand to a fire ax-wielding Jack Bauer, who just happens to be screaming "THERE IS NO TIME!"

They would also need to insert the occasional, extremely random and uncalled for, pistol-whipping.