Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Netflix Gems | Better Off Ted.

Notwithstanding the constantly growing catalog of available content on Netflix Instant, I know there are a lot of people out there who feel like they can’t find anything to watch.   With this periodic series – Netflix Gems – I aim to introduce you to movies, tv shows and documentaries you may not know are hiding in there.  While Netflix is still lagging behind where I think it should be on new releases and current seasons of television, there’s a whole bunch of awesome there as well, so let's talk about it right here.

Going through Arrested Development withdrawal?  I have your solution: two 13-episode seasons of Better Off Ted, ABC's bizarre workplace comedy (2009-2010) that so did not belong on this network, but I'm glad we were given even this abbreviated run.  

Jay Harrington (ladies: eye candy!) is Ted, single dad and head of research & development at "evil" corporate conglomerate Veridian Dynamics, who has to tow the moral line between his executive boss Veronica (Portia de Rossi) (ladies: gorgeous work wardrobe candy!), his 2 head scientists Lem and Phil (Malcolm Barrett and Jonathan Slavin) and his will-they-won't-they romantic interest Linda (Andrea Anders).  

A fairly run-of-the-mill premise that is anything but.  If you want absurdist, surrealist, joke-piling comedy ala Arrested, make your way through this show.

Did you laugh at this?  No?  Well, watch the show anyway.  You will :)

xo. di.

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  1. I looove this idea for a series of posts - please keep this up! I'll have to check this out because I have Netflix and already had to get Hulu Plus as well to try to make up for what Netflix is lacking!


  2. So glad you like the series, Taylor!! I did a trial of Hulu Plus and was less than pleased that they still had commercials when we were paying for the service (boo!). Amazon Prime is making its way up there as well.

    Actually speaking of TV, I was going to leave you a comment today - you need to start watching The Vineyards (if you're not already!) on ABC Family. Reality show that just premiered this week about college kids on Martha's Vineyard for the summer. Super Laguna Beach-esque but with preppy meatheads instead of surfer bros ;) You will love to hate watch.

  3. I am so excited to see this! They are airing it tonight and I am setting the series to DVR - I cannot wait to see it thank you for letting me know!


thanks so much for the note! i love reading your comments. xo. di.

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