Gary on why he never watched The Sopranos: "All the characters are bad. There's no hero. No one to root for."
Gary on why he never watched Rescue Me: "All the characters are bad. There's no hero. No one to root for."
Gary on why he never watched Boardwalk Empire: All the characters are bad. There's no hero. No one to root for."
Gary's new favorite show in Shameless. And it's a testament to how good this show is that he has suspended his moral code. Everyone in the show is unscrupulous.
It's based on a British show, which I look forward to seeing someday on BBCA, but the American version has William H. Macy and Joan Cusack and some luminously pretty woman. And some guy with dark hair. But mainly, some magical writers who can write long epic drunken rants for William H. Macy. And usually, I wouldn't like drunken rants, but these are so wrong ...
Okay, I'm ashamed to tell you this. The most recent episode has WHM playing "Frank" who is trying to hustle up some cash, so he tries to pawn a watch. The shopkeeper turns and Frank sees he's wearing a yarmulke, so Frank begins railing against Palestinians. When Frank asks $200 for the watch, and the shopkeeper counters with $35, there is this scene (which is WRONG) while Frank tries to school the Jewish man on negotiation. (In a way that is WRONG.)
But of course, the shopkeeper turns out to be the hero of the scene. I guess that's what makes it acceptable to Gary that everyone on the show is corrupt, because the peripheral characters are then shining examples of reason.
Of course, I'm just an easy target for anything inappropriate, so that's why I love it.