After my last post bitching about Lost I thought I should even things out by giving a hearty “Tony’s Thumbs-Up Award of Total Excellence” to one of the best shows on at the moment, My Name Is Earl. Not too sure why I started watching it in the first place but it’s a quality comedy show. For the uninitiated it revolves around, Earl, a man who made his living by robbing and stealing.
When Earl wins the lottery and gets hit by a car he starts thinking that Karma is trying to tell him something, so Earl writes up a list. No ordinary list, a list of all the bad things he’s done to people. There ya have it, a simple premise for a show. No crazy hatches or “others”, just good old fashioned sharp screenwriting and perfect casting. Jason Lee is perfect in the central role of Earl and is accompanied by Ethan Suplee as his hapless brother. There’s also fantastic eye candy in the form of Jaime Pressly as Joy his crazy ex-wife, and Nadine Velazquez as Catalina. Some of the touches are just fantastic including the use of music from “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” in the last episode. 😀 Looking forward to the new season in the Autumn already.
6 replies on “My Name Is Earl”
gotta say i love it whenever i see it, the brother is gas, he’s in remember the titians as the big line backer who is the first white kid to mix with the new black players after the team becomes segregated. i love that movie, always reminds me of how much i love motown, crackin soundtrack, and DENZEL!, now Earl doesn’t have DENZEL but i feel it’s good anyway. mainly due to Jamie Pressly (where’s the drooling emoticon when you need it.)
ps Agree on Lost
Have never seem “Remember the Titans”, must rent it. DENZEL! always turns in a quality performance. I think this emoticon achieves the effect you’re after:
The brother also played Seth, the massive big fat nazi dude in American History X. He’s slimmed down a lot since then.
aw yeah seth, great movie that, AMerican History X, but avery brooks is just the nerds version of DENZEL
Ha. Think I told ya about Earl. Fantastic show. I watched the whole first series in a weekend when I first heard about it.
I don’t know at all those redneck people in US, but what I can say is I LOVE this TV show !!!
And the list-concept is a really good idea…
Since I’m an illustrator, I tried to draw those fabulous characters…
So, please take a look at my tribute to My name is Earl TV show.