If you’re not watching Better Off Ted, ABC’s new absurdist comedy, then YOU’RE PART OF THE PROBLEM! As Isaac Spaceman at Throwing Things has written:
It’s time to recognize that for the last month, while some of our favorite shows conserve energy for the big season-ending sprint and others trot along unevenly, Better Off Ted has quietly been the best show on television.
I agree wholeheartedly! Unfortunately, either because of or despite its obvious kinship with shows like Andy Richter Controls The Universe and Arrested Development, it’s probably not long for this world… it’s been a bit of a mixed bag ratings-wise – though it seems to be building a bit of an audience. Who knows, maybe ABC will stick with it the way NBC stuck with The Office through its lean early years.
If you get a chance, check it out for sure. This past week’s episode in particular was great – I haven’t laughed at network television like that in a long time.