Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Sun Always Shines on T.V.: Better Off Ted

Ok, this is probably one of my favorite shows on TV right now. I happened upon it one night while I was waiting for Scrubs and found myself laughing pretty hard. In a nutshell, it's about this guy who works at a company that builds products for war or the military. The show follows Ted (duh) and 4 others, so it is a small cast. The humor is quick and smart. There are a ton of references to science fiction, which I really enjoy.

The last episode had an interaction between Linda (the nice girl) and some head of a department at the company. Anyway, Veronica (boss and mean) and her try to get him to change his mind on the company's policy on fundraising, but he won't Linda tells the man she isn't leaving, Veronica says things that the Emperor himself said during Luke's battle against Vader. The classic line of "only your hatred can defeat him" was used. Only sci-fi fans would appreciate that line and let me tell you...I did.

Unfortunately, it appears as though Better Off Ted is going to be cancelled. It is going through the same fate as Scrubs, showing an entire season in a month...not good.

It's a shame that this show will only have 26 episodes under its belt when it is gone because it will never make it to syndication. This is a must buy for me on dvd.

here's a sample


Reinalyn said...

YES! it's nice to know i'm not the only one who enjoys this show. i just bought the season 1 dvd.

Mr. W said...

I missed season 1, but I will probably end up buying it. Because by the looks of it, it won't be on TV any time soon.

Reinalyn said...

i was pleasantly surprised it even went into a second season actually.

most of the off beat shows i watch get cancelled. just curious, but have you seen "the middle?"

Mr. W said...

yeah. Hilarious. They did a great job of casting that show. Everyone is perfect for their role. I hear it might not make it either though.