Oliver Beene!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 7:19 am
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[quote:1b5193707c]This half-hour comedy follows the life of 11-year-old Oliver Beene (Grant Rosenmeyer). It's 1962 and Oliver's world is chaotic. His dentist father, Jerry (Grant Shaud) likes to spend Sundays drilling his kids' teeth; his mom, Charlotte (Wendy Makkena) does her best to be the happy homemaker; and his brother Ted (Andy Lawrence) has a transistor radio practically glued to his head listening to sports. Oliver's life is tolerable thanks to his friends heavyweight Neal (Ben Bookbinder) and lightweight Michael (Taylor Emerson), who is obviously gay in a time when that still means happy. The show is narrated by the adult Oliver who depicts the trials of growing up during the Cold War with a wickedly wry humor. Oliver longs for normalcy, something that's difficult when the family is practicing drills for the end of civilization. Oliver also has to contend with Mrs. Heller (Annie Korzen), a teacher who hates him; Joyce (Daveigh Chase), a classmate who thinks she's married to him; and Bonnie (Amy Castle), the red-haired girl who's out of his league. Flashbacks and flash-forwards vividly re-create the Kennedy-era '60s in this fast-paced comedy.[/quote:1b5193707c]

Wow, what a gem this show is! I thought this was a kids show when I first saw it in the TV Guide at 9:30 in the morning on Nine, right before [i:1b5193707c]Everwood[/i:1b5193707c]! I mean, it just [i:1b5193707c]sounds[/i:1b5193707c] like a kids show. But it isn't- it's more like[i:1b5193707c] Malcolm in the Middle[/i:1b5193707c] crossed with [i:1b5193707c]Andy Richter Controls the Universe[/i:1b5193707c] or [i:1b5193707c]Scrubs [/i:1b5193707c], and it's narrated- hilariously, I might add- by David Cross of [i:1b5193707c]Arrested Development [/i:1b5193707c]fame. Very, very funny show, stuck- as all the best shows are- in a very, very unfortunate timeslot. I've seen just one episode and I'm already a BIG fan! :)

I've missed about two weeks of it, unfortunately, and I'm not sure how long it has left, but I'd definately recommend taping it if you can't watch it. It's hilarious.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:17 am
ill give it a go ;)
ill change my timer for everwood to a lil earlier :)
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 1:35 pm
I watch the end because it's right before Everwood. It's a bit try-hard.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 1:58 pm
:roll: Everything's try-hard...

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