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I just watched the first two episodes. Mildly humorous. Some of my readers really liked this series which makes fun of a liberal family.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

February 16, 2017 at 9:27 pm

Posted in Television

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  1. When are you going to review Gossip Girl?


    February 16, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    • Gossip Girl was quite enjoyable for a few seasons, but somewhere along the line I stopped watching.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      February 16, 2017 at 10:32 pm

      • That’s pretty much a given. It is a rare successful TV show that ends its run prior to running out of good content. I trace Gossip Girl’s demise to the killing off of Bart Bass. Eliminating the show’s one adult who really acted like an adult was a crushing blow. Apparently it was the actor who wanted off so you can’t blame the writers for that one. Stopped watching a few episodes after that. But the first season was excellent and was a fantastic advertisement for New York.


        February 17, 2017 at 12:10 am

  2. OT – the Clintons are suddenly worried about “access”:


    February 16, 2017 at 10:56 pm

  3. Liberal family? I assumed it was a reality show about Virgil Goode.

    Greg Pandatshang

    February 16, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    • P.S. I didn’t know, but am not surprised to learn, that Virgil Goode endorsed Trump way back in 2015. How cool would it be if Goode beat Tim Kaine for his Senate seat in 2018?

      Greg Pandatshang

      February 17, 2017 at 9:51 am

  4. The problem with this show is that the Goode family is supposed to be the object of ridicule yet is filled with point-of-view characters.

    People naturally identify with point-of-view characters. This is why Silicon Valley works and The Goode Family doesn’t. Silicon Valley is comedy about Silicon Valley culture (other people), and a drama about a Silicon Valley start-up (the protagonists). Mike Judge would have done better had he picked as his protagonist an untenured, luke-warm, ambivalent faculty member struggling against chest-pounding, lefty status strivers at a local college.


    February 17, 2017 at 3:24 am

    • I could never watch SV. I see those type of people too much IRL.

      I am not anti SV tech bro at all in theory. But being around them and talking to them is unpleasant.


      February 17, 2017 at 10:31 am

  5. looks obnoxious.

    james n.s.w

    February 17, 2017 at 5:24 am

  6. I saw only one episode–the one about the redneck lesbian couple meeting the yuppie lesbian couple, and the resulting fireworks. Quite amusing as a comment on the persistence of class privilege even among the “marginalized”.

    If I recall correctly, the series tanked almost immediately, and only four episodes were aired?


    February 17, 2017 at 10:12 am

  7. I liked the first 1.5 seasons of GG. Trashy tv but well made and very funny. I would not rewatch it, but still enjoyable.

    If you really want to watch some good looking teenagers have more fun than you ever did at that age, try the U.K. show Skins. Better written and more realistic than GG, and a glimpse at middle and lower class life in the U.K. The characters mostly go to “college” which in the U.K. means 11th and 12th grade. Probably a horrible show for actual kids that age since everyone is doing ecstasy and getting drunk and brawling. My HS peers were a lot more wholesome than that, no MDMA, drinking very rarely, and almost never fighting. The writing and character development is much better than any US TV show I can think of outside of premium channels

    I also watched the first dozen or so episodes of Goode family. It is kind of similar in quality to King of the Hill, also by Judge. Even if you don’t watch the show itself, the opening credits are funny. It is a warm parody like King of the Hill, just of another subtype of suburban whites.

    Finally, it did not get much coverage anywhere highbrow like Lion, but Judge did one new season of Beavis and Butthead a few years ago. The style and quality are remarkably close to the 90s seasons despite the 10+ year gap, meaning it was his best recent effort.


    February 17, 2017 at 10:27 am

  8. ” The Goode Family” is a parallel to Office Space and Idocracy- good funny ideas which poorly understood by executives and are down played and given soft releases but which then go on to have a popular post life as audience find them.

    The Goode Family had a good premise and a lot of good observations. The jokes were still a lot of 6’s and 8’s and they had not gotten to 9’s and 10’s because they were still feeling their way with the characters and the tightness of the scripts. Year 2 they probably would have hit their stride like The Simpsons.

    Lion o' the Turambar

    February 17, 2017 at 10:57 am

  9. Trump admin floating the possibility of using the National Guard to wage the destruction of the immigrant community.

    On NeoGaf they promise to stop this through civil war:

    The delusion of these people is really something else.

    Otis the Sweaty

    February 17, 2017 at 11:14 am

  10. More from NeoGaf on the ongoing destruction of the immigrant community: “My SO’s sister and nephew have been in the country undocumented for over 12 years; we’re all fucking terrified. ICE has been swarming where she lives, grabbing people at bus stops, apartment complexes, and even big-name grocery stores. She literally hasn’t gone outside in two weeks now because every second she spends out there is a bigger chance to be caught. She’s afraid to go to work. Immigrant communities are currently being terrorized by ICE and adding the god damn National Guard is only going to compound that.”

    Otis the Sweaty

    February 17, 2017 at 11:39 am

  11. Trump down to 38 in Gallup. Interesting that Gallup and Ras are not trending the exact opposite direction. This is very unusual.

    Not sure that Gallup can be dismissed as rigged after the results for Pew that were released yesterday.

    Otis the Sweaty

    February 17, 2017 at 1:18 pm

  12. OT: In anticipation of the New England Patriots winning Super Bowl LI, I purchased a quality $70 Nike polo shirt w/ tastefully emblazoned with Patriots insignia and wore it to work the day after the Super Bowl. Is that prole? I think I still can return the shirt, should I?

    E. Rekshun

    February 17, 2017 at 2:56 pm

  13. This show is way too subtle. It tries to make fun of the lefties, but since its on TV, it pulls its punches too much. That poor dog that is fed vegetables and has to hunt animals to survive should be hilarious, but the cluelessness and endless running gag where no one recognizes it, makes it fall flat. Any show making fun of the right has plenty of not at all subtle condemnations, but this is played so straight that some clueless leftists may not even see the gag. Making fun of the left isn’t done much and this shows you why. The Goode Family isn’t a funny and over the top depiction at all. Its just a far too subtle and clever depiction of what leftists actually do. Clueless leftists won’t even see the gags, I bet. The subtlety of the gags makes the humor lose its edge. They’re not really ridiculing the Goodes. Its almost as though they were afraid of doing it and getting in trouble, so they just make it seem too dull.

    Joshua Sinistar

    February 19, 2017 at 12:49 am

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