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Dan for Mayor (2010)
A lovable, goofy bartender decides to run for Mayor of his city.
This is an hilarious show. Fred Ewanuick is a very funny, likable person and that comes through in his character Dan, who basically starts running for Mayor in his community of Wessex as a joke with nobody expecting him to win, including himself. All of the character's are very likable, even the one's who aren't supposed to be likable are likable. Juggling his job as a bartender,his best friend (also a bartender) as his campaign manager, a shoe string campaign budget, his ex-girlfriend, his new girlfriend, his ex-girlfriends' new boyfriend, his new girlfriend's Aunt who does not like him and becomes his competitor for the job as Mayor and his own run for Mayor every episode has very funny moments and some twists and turns that you just do not see coming. Like a bus out of nowhere.Dan For Mayor kept me laughing and looking forward to each episode. Dan Ewanuick played Hank Yarbo on the CTV show Corner Gas before this and was very enjoyable as the second banana to Brett Butt's main character. In Dan For Mayor Fred holds his own as the top banana. He is very funny, witty and just great to watch. This is a very good show.By the way I have seen a few reviews that state this is just "Corner Gas" redux. I don't see it that way. You have a completelty different setting, the characters are not even remotely alike and the onlt thing that comes close are some of the 'flash" scenes but lots of shows do that. Some people are saying that Dan and Hank are the same but look at the differences; Hank had no job and did not seem to care to get one, Dan had a job as a bartender and then runs for Mayor. Hank had no girlfriend, Dan has an ex and a current in the first season then his ex comes back to him and they live together. Yes they are both laid back but Hank was more so than Dan. Also, on DFM, there is no Oscar, Emma, Lacey, Wanda, Karen, Davis, etc. The characters on DFM are completely different people. in conclusion this is not your "Corner Gas!"
A very funny show that deserves a chance to blossom.
I really enjoy watching this show although it does focus on sex a lot. Usually it is the shorter of the siblings who is focused on seeing a naked female. My favorite character is Peirce (the weird one) as he actually reminds me of one of my own sons. For those who don't like the show...give it a chance. I think the whole idea of a family of quints and their parents is a novel one and deserves a chance. I really enjoyed the episode in which just played recently where the kids are trying to go to a college frat party and the boys wind up naked in the trunk of a car while a college guy is revelling in the "running of the boobs" in Canada. Another funny episode is the one where the family is trying to get a new mini-van by competing against another quint family to do a commercial for the auto company that makes the vehicle. The kids are very good in their roles and the show focuses on their differences in a very entertaining way.
Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)
Very interesting, humorous and sexy comedic romp!
I have watched this movie repeatedly and all I can say is "Far out man!" While I have never been a fan of Wayan or Carey I am a big fan of Davis, Brown, Goldblum and McKean. This comedy is not sophisticated by any means but the camera action, lighting and special effects makes it fun to watch. When "Mac" (Goldblum's character) puts his "love touch" on people or animals, well, watch out. I think the dance club scene is very well choreographed. I really enjoyed the Homage to Jerry Lewis and James Dean. Julie Brown and her ditzy "Valley girl" was a-okay and McKean's character, Woody, was tubular dude! Finally just the chance to see Geena in some of those very sexy outfits she wore is enough to make me wish I was a space alien. She is super HOT!!! I am one of the many who still can't find Larry Linville as "Dr. Bob" and that is quite the shame. He has never gotten the respect he deserved as an actor. Anyway "Earth Girls" was a fun and sexy romp into the California Valley (Where anything goes) way of life.
Carter Country (1977)
A very funny Southern "Barney Miller" type show,
To say that Carter Country was based on the show "In The Heat of the Night" is pretty much stretching the imagination. Granted it has a college-educated black man working as a Sergeant in a Sheriff's department full of red-necks but that is as about as far as you can go with the similarities. If I remember right this was an ABC sitcom. It was put on the air to capitalize on then President Jimmy Carter's name (after all he was from Georgia and I believe the setting was in Georgia). But if you actually watched the show you recognized that they were taking liberties with ABC hit police comedy "Barney Miller". Like Barney Miller the show dealt with the workings of the small Sheriff's department and the type of crime, criminals and other things that they had to deal with. Almost all of the action took place in the sheriff's office (Barney Miller was in the 12th precinct)and occasionally you saw the home of the Sheriff or the deputies.
I suppose other similarities can drawn looking at shows like "Beverly Hillbillies", "Petticoat Junction", "Green Acres", even "The Andy Griffith Show" as these shows also were about rural people, some from the South.
Carter Country was an extremely funny, well-written show that just never got off the ground and that was too bad. I mean when idiotic stereotyping shows like "Dukes of Hazzard" can last as long as it did you would think Carter Country should have had a better chance.