The cable Upfronts have begun, and we are already starting to get flooded with announcements of lots of great new shows for which I have no idea how I’m going to find the time to watch. However, the broadcast networks will soon be making their late-afternoon announcements as to which shows have met their doom (FOX just said that Almost Human won’t be returning). There are some show cancellations that would actually do me a favor, as I have a really hard time quitting shows on my own, but there are also some fun comedies that are in trouble that I really hope get picked up! Speaking of comedies, we’ve got a fun trio of recommendations for you to check out tonight.
Tonight, the first season of the hilarious Comedy Central series Review comes to a close. Over the course of the season, we’ve seen critic Forrest MacNeil pretty much destroy his life while reviewing real-life experiences chosen by his viewers. The many crazy things he has done in the name of his job have included stealing, becoming a racist, making a sex tape, divorcing his wife, and even getting married again (which didn’t last very long). Last week, his attempt to review being the life of the party caused Forrest to reconnect with his son. Could this be a glimmer of hope that Forrest may actually rebuild his life with his family and be happy once again?
While each episode of the series finds Forrest attempting 2 or 3 crazy reviews, what I have really enjoyed about the show is the continuity from episode to episode. Things don’t reset from week-to-week. All of the misfortune and bad things Forrest has chosen to impart upon himself keeps building up. How will Forrest ruin his life tonight, or is there still a chance he’ll redeem himself?
Note: If you have missed any of the first 8 episodes, Comedy Central has made them available for free via their YouTube channel.
On tonight’s episode, “Quitting, Last Day, Irish,” Forrest quits a job; seizes an opportunity; and tries being Irish.
To see how the season ends and if Forrest can reclaim a good life, tune in to Comedy Central at 10/9c.
I’ll also be watching/recording The Big Bang Theory, The Millers, Bad Teacher, Elementary, Grey’s Anatomy, Surviving Jack, Sirens, and Vikings.
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