Monday, March 9, 2009

Shortlived: The Winner

The Winner was Seth McFarlane's (Family Guy) non animated sitcom about a successful man reflecting on his early thirties, when he was a clerk at a video store who lived at home with his coddling mother and not so pleased Father (sitcom veteran Lenny Clarke).

The show was an interesting mash of ideas but for the most part it felt like a less weird version of "Get a Life" with Rob Corddry pretty much being a more audience friendly Chris Eliot.

Fox aired the initial six episodes sporadically as possible and then it was gone, it seemed like they were placating McFarlane and nothing more. A lot of brilliant shows come out of Fox and they get plenty of support, then other times they cancel Futurama, Firefly and Family Guy, I don't get it.

Personally, I liked the series, Corddry is a great lead and the show was set in Buffalo, NY ( Having been weaned on Buffalo TV, I consider myself an honoury resident, no really). Also, the character worked in a lousy retail job in the early ninties, something I can certainly relate to.

I'm not surprised it didn't last though...

1 comment:

wee67 said...

I am a HUGE Daily Show fan and I love Cordry, but I have to say this show never really did it for me. It just felt like a lesser version og 'Get A Life."