Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Preulogy: Better Off Ted
There's not much I can say about it. But the writing is on the wall. At the rate ABC is burning off episodes, Better Off Ted is as good as cancelled. And rather than wag my finger at America for ignoring a bright and funny show, I'm just gonna say I'm bummed out and that you should at least watch tonight.
Also, Portia de Rossi gets all the love, and deservedly so because she's BRILL (gave her an imaginary Best Supporting Actress nomination, I did!). And I already posted on my serious crush on Jonathan Slavin. So instead, I'm just gonna give it up for the thus-far unheralded Andrea Anders. (I qualify that because she's gonna get another show and be huge.) She makes me laugh every time that annoying "Scrubs/Ted" ad shows up (which: no wonder the shows are driving viewers away, with annoying ads like that), and always gives 2-3 line readings every week that slay me. She plays the perfect "regular girl" with an un-showiness that makes her character's occasional slide into weirdo-town that much more surprising.
And now she's practically gone. IT'S YOUR FAULT, AMERICA!! AAAAHHH!! (sorry)