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OK, I loved it.

Read no further if you wish to be surprised by Mark’s final bridal decision.

I had some qualms with the series by its mid-point, but after re-watching those episodes with my brother, I became less bothered by the easy jokes and more enamored of the dead-on lampooning of reality television, a phenomenon that I wholeheartedly despise.

I have read that director/star Ken Marino and his wife, writer Erica Oyama, are actually fans Read the rest of this entry »

Jerry Supiran, child star of the infamous late eighties sitcom, Small Wonder, is broke and homeless.  He played Jamie, the unfathomably annoying son in the home of the family that kept a robot with the form of a little girl in a maid’s uniform as a domestic slave.  I consider him within the bottom five worst child actors in television history.  He is a contender for #1.

I announced this misfortune to my family, who, predictably, almost all  understood the news that I was recounting.  My sister-in-law snapped, “Good!” – with her voice inflecting an unmistakable “Serves him right!” pitiless judgment.  It’s as though his absolutely horrendous performance on the 1980s syndicated sitcom had finally been accounted for and the child actor whose shouting, whiny delivery of inexcusably awful jokes was now paying the 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 »