Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Dear Showtime

I have a humble suggestion to help out a very good show that seems to be slipping in quality. It wouldn't take much, you could keep the current cast, make a minor title tweak, and shift the limelight from one character to another. Here's my idea: Nurse Zoey.


  1. Merritt Weaver is a gem.
  2. Jackie's becoming more and more unlikable (not a good ting in a title character, particularly in a comedy)
  3. Zoey is just about the only character on the show who's demonstrated growth.
  4. If you do this, not only will the show be more enjoyable, but it will actually deserve the label comedy, which should involve something evoking laughter--and the only character that can be counted on to bring the laughs--as well as heart, pathos, whatever--is Zoey (and usually Thor, true, but, Zoe's more reliable).
  5. Did I mention that Jackie's harder and harder to like?

Just sayin',