new favorite show: better off ted
better off ted
wed : 08.30 : abc
Imagine a Don Draper/Miles Massey hybrid leading the secondary characters from Arrested Development through the screwball wing of Fringe‘s Massive Dynamics. Yeah.
First things first: no laugh track. That alone is enough to earn it a top spot in the sitcom world. The humor is intelligently strange and, though over the top, oddly realistic. There are a million throw-away moments that will reward repeated viewings. The characters already feel fully fleshed-out and the comedic timing and subtlety of the actors is spot on. Sarah and I laughed significantly more during this pilot episode than we did during last night’s The Office and 30 Rock combined. Anyone out there reading this: please watch as much as possible. So I don’t get my heart broken like I have so many times before!
(it really picks up at 0:45)