“I thought Polly was the ferret!” cried out my friend in disappointment as this extremely slight romantic comedy unfolded. Ben Stiller is a funny physical comedian, but at this point in his career, he needed to vary his routine – the string of highly mannered neurotics had grown tired. Jennifer Aniston is characteristically bland in just a supporting role. In a classic romantic comedy, her character would have matched or balanced Stiller. Writer/director John Hamburg makes a halfhearted attempt at that here, but doesn’t give her the screen time or development needed; as a result, her flightiness, a weak counter to Stiller’s neuroticism, is Read the rest of this entry »
I think this might qualify as the first web-only series that I’ve watched. Is this a watershed moment?
Is Burning Love worthy of such a momentous milestone?
So far, not really, but I’m not issuing any pronouncements yet. I do love to see so many familiar faces from Party Down, but I have a sense that they are slumming a bit. Ken Marino (who holds the triple crown in my book for appearing as in Angel, Read the rest of this entry »