Only six (6) episodes? C'mon! As dad would say "Ya gotta keep shooting!"
I trust the producers of Me, Myself and I will come to their senses and extend this wonderful new series beyond six (6) episodes. This comedy series carries a great message for young and old, boys and girls, women and men. That message came through loud and clear "Ya gotta keep shooting!"
It is extremely difficult for television writers to cram in enough story in a 30 minute pilot episode sitcom to provide a good outline of what their audience should expect with their series creation but somehow these creative geniuses did a great job in encapsulating three generations of a boy named Alex Riley played concurrently by three actors who are Jack Dylan Grazer (Alex at age 14), Bobby Moynihan (Alex at age 40), and John Larroquette (Alex at age 65).
I know it sounds ridiculous but when you see young Alex (Jack Dylan Grazer) whose mother is re-marrying and moving them from Chicago (home of Alex's sports hero Michael Jordan) to Los Angeles which is Koby Bryant territory young Alex is devastated. Alex's new stepfather at first appears to be the reincarnation of Cinderella's cruel stepmother, but as the show progresses we find out that when Alex wants to just give up as life is just not going his way, it is his stepfather that offers both the young and middle age Alex's those words of wisdom "Ya gotta keep shooting". Now for a sitcom these inspirational words may seem simple enough, but they are so greatly inspirational not only to the young Alex and middle aged Alex's, but as Alex turns 65 and he is in the process of retiring from his successful business the pilot episode ends with Alex remembering his stepfather's inspirational words "Ya gotta keep shooting", and so he does, never giving up on his first and true love.
This is more than just a sitcom, it may remind us of some part of our own past life occurrences, or the worst day in our lives to date, or maybe it will remind us of our own inspirational people in our own lives. Regardless, it did stir up in me some old memories good and bad. What I will retain from Me, Myself and I and young Alex in his three stages in life at ages 14, 40 and age 65, is that all lives (especially our own lives) are worth living. If we listen to our family, our friends, our mentors, life will always pleasantly surprise us, as there is more good in the world than there is bad. Such is the case with this wonderful inspirational new series Me, Myself and I.
A perfect 10 (age 14) / 10 (age 40) / and 10 once again (for Alex at age 65)!
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