What about a post about a show no one watches?
Well, I guess the title of this post isn't quite right--we've already established that Wilder also watches What About Brian? But other than her, I don't know one person watching this show.
A few thoughts after last night's episode:
*What about the theme song? Is there a stupider one out there than the one on this show? What's it called? "On the Way Down?" (Hmm, actually, I just looked at the Myspace page for the band, and it looks like it is called "Calling All Friends.") Sample lyrics: "Calling all friends, and people I met on the way down. Calling all friends, and people I don't even know. Calling on high, I want to believe there's a way now..." The lyrics are bad enough, but what makes it worse is the over-earnest harmonizing, trying to make a trite song into something meaningful. Gag.
*What about Krista Allen? Am I the only one who can't look at her (she plays Brian's love interest) without thinking of her Clooney-dating, soft-core porn background? She's not a good actress, and I find her character (the type of woman who "doesn't know how to be friends with women," which is usually just an excuse for being the kind of girl who will chase your boyfriend) totally uncompelling. I also can't stand that she is supposed to play someone "tough as nails" but her voice is little-girl-breathy. And I don't buy into her character and Brian as a couple at all. Can she just leave the show? (But please don't return to Days of our Lives, which is the last place I saw her "act.")
*What about finding Marjorie and Adam totally compelling? I didn't like Marjorie at all last season, when the entire show revolved around two men being totally obsessed with her. But now that she has been gone for awhile, and now that she and Adam have the whole "I want you but can't have you tension" going on, I'm totally rooting for them. Unfortunately, the end of this week's episode makes it appear that isn't going to happen.
*What about the dropped storyline? The show spent episodes building this story of Heather/Summer and the guy who is suing her for leading him on while she was a stripper, even showing her sitting with him at a bar last week when Adam ditched her for Marjorie, and now she's out of Adam's life? What was the point?
*What about Jimmy and Ivy? I admit I didn't watch all of season one, and I get that Jimmy is supposed to work with Adam at their law firm, but really...what are they doing on the show? If they are supposed to be integral characters, give them a storyline. Otherwise, get them off the screen. Right now, they just sit around at parties and don't add anything.
*What about Dave and Deena? Yes or no? I say yes.
*What about whether the show last long enough to see any of these storylines end? Again, other than me and Wilder, does anyone else out there watch this show?
*What about the annoying way every episode's title begins with "What about?" Although I guess it's really no different from Friends ("The one with...") and probably a lot of other shows. But see how annoying it was when I did it in this post? Exactly.