Monday, July 11, 2005

C'mon Jim, be a Man!

I was just watching a tv show on the ABC network, called "According to Jim." The show stars Jim Belushi and Courtney Thorne-Smith, both of whose acting I've enjoyed in other tv series and movies.

I've watched episodes of this show before and, well it has its moments. Overall, though, it's bad, bad, baaaaaaad!

Call me slow, but it took me two or three episodes to get it. It masquerades as an ordinary family sitcom, like a modernized "Leave it to Beaver," or "Father Knows Best."

Father knows best? In this case, it's Father is the stupiest bastard in town. The only consistent theme in this series is that adult males are complete idiots who need to be cared for, fed, dressed, and continually have the drool wiped from their chin.

In today's episode, Jim hides his enjoyment of sensitive, emotional movies--that is, "chick flicks." He goes to great lengths to watch these movies, without letting his wife and her friend know. He goes through a series of complicated and utterly stupid antics to keep his secret, but fails. After he's found out, he's the object of humiliating ridicule, then.....I change to something watchable.

Sorry, Charlie. Like all those commercial ads that poke fun at men by both women....and children--I'm not buying it.

ABC has a couple of shows I like, but for reasons like this, I really don't watch broadcast tv much anymore.

They've killed Freedom! Those bastards!

Warm regards,

Col. Hogan
Stalag California

1 comment:

The Wine Commonsewer said...

I agree with my father that the portrayal of men in Sit-Coms such as "Jim" hasn't change since commercial programming began in the late '40's. I can remember him making your precise points from the time I was old enough to watch TV until I left home.