Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Super Fun Night

About two weeks ago, I stumbled across Rebel Wilson's Super Fun Night and found myself enjoying it. Which was a huge surprise. Because the promos were so shitty, I was sure it was going to be just one huge sitcom DOA.

Let's be clear though: the setup is pretty lame. Wilson is a lawyer named Kimmie. Why lawyer? Because Wilson has a law degree, according to IMDB. She's in love with a co-worker. It's not clear whether the likable guy is into Wilson's sweet, odd lawyer character. But they have a good rapport, so hey, at least that's something. That's the setup. Now let's get to the heart of the show, which is the tone: rather sweet. Plus, everyone is pretty fun to watch. Especially Kimmie's roommates Helen-Alice and Marika, played by Liza Lapira and Lauren Ash. Helen-Alice is mousey and nerdy, Marika freakily tough, physically and mentally. Together they're a nice Greek chorus for Wilson's Kimmie.

Liza Lapira is quite interesting. I mean, the woman is never without a job. Every season she's in a new series. To tell you the truth, I've never liked her work before. In Traffic Light she was a slightly bitchy wife. In Don't Trust the B--- in Apartment 23 a nerdy psycho stalker. Helen-Alice kinda combines the two and really showcases Lapira's talents. Let's hope Super Fun Night lasts longer than the other two series. Now that I'm no longer having much fun with New Girl and starting to lose interest in The Mindy Project, Super Fun Night fills my need for quirky comedies.

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