(Updated later in the day…) Things I like about the show:
- Jason Priestly. Yes, Jason Priestly. I’m as amazed as you are.
- Judy Greer playing the “best friend” (i.e. George Costanza) character. Finally a mainstream show with a no-sexual-tensions man-woman friendship.
- Jokes about grammar. This could get tiresome, but it’s funny for now.
- Eric Bogosian. Yes, Eric Bogosian.
- Good interiors; good exteriors; good music.
It’s possible that the show could crash and burn: introducing “new love interest” thing so early in the series means that there’s a lot of “will they or won’t they” sexual tension; I hope that doesn’t become too much of a focal point (remember Anything But Love?)
And while you have to appreciate the anti-corporate “indie” attitudes espoused by Cavanagh’s character (complete with “you worked for a multi-national corporation for 3 years — you are a suit” retorts from his friends), the whole “it’s all about the music” thing can’t be the bedrock on which the series is mounted either.
If things succeed it will be because the series pulls off the “ensemble comedo-drama” thing much in the same way that Ed and thirtysomething did. Indeed it occurred to me that Love Monkey might be a just heir to thirtysomething’s throne; we’ll see.