TV Show Reviews
Things" review by Suzanne
Airs Thursdays 10/9c on FX
If you liked the FX show "Louie," then you'll probably
love this one, too. Louis CK is one of the creators of
the show, along with star Pamela Adlon. Adlon was also a
producer on his show and played his sometimes-girlfriend
Pamela. This show has the same wit, but with a more feminie
slant to it.
Like Louie, Sam is a divorced parent with girls, a
struggling actor who's just trying to get through her life
and raise her kids. She has a bit of a sarcastic
outlook (not as dour as Louie, who always seemed like he was
such a pathetic schlub that he might just end it all one
day), but she's still hopeful.
So far, the show's better than "Louie," which to me was
often overly-slow and self-indulgent. I'm not saying it's
the funniest show in the world, but it is definitely
interesting and entertaining. I hope it will get funnier.
It's also the kind of show, like Louie, that critics and
entertainment industry people will no doubt love.
Check it out and see for yourself. I enjoyed the first
episode but would like to see more.