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Friday, January 20, 2006 |
( 1/20/2006 11:11:00 AM ) Bill S.
ROYAL SCAM – Caught an episode of Four Kings, the new NBC sitcom with Seth Green and three other guys, last night, and I'm still pissed at Fox for shoving The O.C. out of its early primetime timeslot to make room for another damn season of American Idol. Perhaps I can use the 7:00 Central hour in the weeks ahead to catch up on previously recorded episodes of Love Monkey 'coz I sure don't see myself regularly watching this weak sliver of sitcomedy. Working up yet another Friends knock-off minus the chicks may've seemed like a good idea at some point, but when the most fully realized character is a thinly disguised Michael Kelso rip-off (yeah, we need more actors imitating Ashton Kutcher), the results are pretty excruciating. And when the best joke the writers can muster in a half hour is an obvious masturbation ref, well, one can only hope that Green is making a decent living wage with Robot Chicken . . .