I am in love with this show, heart and soul.
One problem. It is on at the same time as Bing's favorite show: Breaking Bad. So, one of us gets to compromise, it seems, and watch it later.
It will be me. Because even though I know I come across as the strident, pushy, bitchy one in this twosome? I tend to compromise more than she does. There is always one person in the relationship who does and it's me.
That's Bing you hear laughing.
The truth is that we both compromise on different things.
She compromises on messes. Honest to shit...if she lived alone, she would be eligible to be on the show Hoarders. Yes, she is THAT bad. She saves everything from old mail to her mother's collection of shot glasses that now sit in our basement on a folding table. There are HUNDREDS of them and she won't give them to Goodwill. I really don't know what she plans to do with shot glasses that have names of all fifty states on them and various vacation spots too. And she saves EVERY piece of mail that she receives, even ads for Rogaine. ("Maybe one of the guys at school would like it. It's a totally FREE SAMPLE!) But, when I start making comments about how nice it would be to be able to actually EAT on our dining room table sometime, she takes the hint. Usually.
But, truthfully...I compromise more than she does. And if she is honest, she will admit that.
And...I don't care when I get to see this show...I am just so excited that I get to see it.
It's brilliant. I am a big Aaron Sorkin fan from the first episode of The West Wing and on to The Social Network. And when I heard he was taking on the news room, I was all up in that business.
And it is wonderful, truly great. Jeff Daniels is a perfect anchor. John Gallagher, Jr. and Dev Patel are incredible. I am slowly warming to Emily Mortimer and still not sure about Jane Fonda. But...I am watching and nodding and throwing my fist up in the air and shouting, "YES!" over and over.
It's like I finally have good dialogue to shriek at family dinners when my stoutly Republican family begins talking to me about how The Tea Party is a "grassroots" group when everyone knows that is just plain bullshit. Or when my sister goes on about how much she wishes that Michele Bachmann would have stayed in the presidential race. It's like Aaron Sorkin provides me with the perfect one liner comeback line: "Michele Bachmann is a hairdo." (Instead, I just looked at her, bewildered, and managed to squeak out, "Can you say Joe McCarthy?"....I wish I had rolled my eyes and said, "Michele Bachmann is a hairdo!")
And Liv likes it too, it gives us a lot to talk about politically. Unfortunately, even though I love Breaking Bad, I can't think of how exactly to talk with Liv about it. It's hard to admit that I like the meth cooking head character, sort of how I like the serial killer, Dexter.
It's on Sunday nights on HBO. Right after another one of my favorites: True Blood. Watch it and get back to me. I guarantee that you will fall in love with Jim Harper too.
Pretty please? Give it a try. It's already been renewed for a second season but ratings analytics show that it has a very small audience. I'd like to see it be a big hit.
Ok...if you watch this for me, I promise to watch a show that you think I need to watch. Any suggestions?