So, on the recommendation of a “total stranger”:http://comicsworthreading.com/2008/07/12/the-middleman/, and, honestly, because it is so easy and free of downsides to try stuff this way, I started TiVOing “The Middleman”:http://abcfamily.go.com/middleman.
I have a vague memory of actually seeing ads for it, but seriously, “ABC Family” isn’t generally targetting me as their demographic.
Except, apparently, when they are.
The show is funny and smart–some of the jokes *really* make me reach to catch them. That puts it in a league with Thomas Pynchon. How the hell did something like that end up on television?
Unfortunately–and I guess in a way I’m not surprised–I hear that “it isn’t doing so hot”:http://www.nj.com/entertainment/tv/index.ssf/2008/08/sepinwall_on_tv_trying_to_save.html. That makes me sad. But at least you will all have the opportunity to tune in for the remaining episodes. And maybe if enough of you do, there will be more. It’s a virtuous circle.