New York-writer Arthur Garment moves to L.A. to write a book about his hatred of the city and its vapid and superficial culture, however, the longer he remains there, he finds himself growing increasingly fond of it.

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 Robbie Graham (26 episodes, 1999-2001)
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 Arthur Garment (26 episodes, 1999-2001)
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New York-writer Arthur Garment moves to L.A. to write a book about his hatred of the city and its vapid and superficial culture, however, the longer he remains there, he finds himself growing increasingly fond of it.

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Man on Plane: Hey, you're blocking my vision.
Arthur Garment: I'm sorry, I didn't realize you were HAVING a vision.
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Better Late than Never review - FANTASTIC !
2 August 2004 | by (Minnesota, USA) – See all my reviews

This show had the potential to be the next Seinfeld, unfortunately like Seinfeld, it needed the time to build an audience that would appreciate it. This is not a show for everyone (neither was Seinfeld) and if you are the type that likes to do other things while the TV plays in the background then you aren't going to get this show. It was clever (as a previous viewer noted, sometimes too clever) at times silly, and always worth the half hour.

A couple of things doomed it. It was preempted, and eventually removed to make room for five days a week of Who Wants to be a Millionaire, which of course flamed out quickly with that much exposure. The other was some of the humor that if you know L.A. you'll think is hilarious, but if you don't it will take time to learn how they are. I hate to keep referencing Seinfeld, but for those unfamiliar with New Yorkers it took awhile for people to understand how important a parking spot was. That's the way this show was. If you are unaware of the way police chases are televised daily like soap operas you won't be amused by them gathering by the TV. Likewise if you are unaware of "the valley" then the "safari" to the valley will be lost. All and all a really amusing show and a real shame it was never given the chance to build an audience.


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