Thursday, March 11, 2010


Below are the first minutes of the first episode of this series:

I watched the first 3 seasons on Netflix. They have on Instant Viewing. You can also watch many episodes on Youtube.

This is a workplace situation comedy. Dave Nelson is the News Director and most of the series is told from his viewpoint. Staff include Bill McNiel, the announcer, Lisa Miller, reporter, Matthew, the comic screw-up, and others. Others sadly includes a character played by Khandi Alexander who is not given much comedic goofiness, presumably because she’s both a woman and black. Sad, because I think that the Bill and Catherine characters could have been a great comic duo on the show. The real character for me is Jimmy James, the owner of the station. Here’s James explaining to Dave why he took away Dave’s desk:

Dave, Dave, Dave, Dave... there is a saying, I cried... because I had no desk until I met a man who had no feet... and the no feet guy explained that there was such a thing as a budget... and WNYX was way way over it. The End.

This show lasted 4 seasons.

More information: Wikipedia, EvilZero.