Short Thought 231 (levity)

I said one of my kinda resolutions for 2019 was more levity. I can’t tell you I’m exactly yukking it up over here but I have something to share, namely The Kids Are Alright, Tuesday nights at 8:30pm on ABC. It’s the second season of the smart, very funny half-hour comedy featuring a Catholic family with 8 – eight – sons set in the early 1970’s. A personal frame of reference might add to the humor but I daresay the show is a hoot in its own right. The thing that makes the show exceptional is the believability; each character is well drawn and an individual; these aren’t a bunch of interchangeable kids talking nothing like actual children. The lines come fast; I’m still thinking about the last one and they’ve moved on to the next. If you were passing by, you’d likely hear me laughing – loudly. It’s been a long time since I had a “show”, a network TV show I made a point to watch each week. I’m only sorry I didn’t discover it sooner.

The funniest DVD I saw recently was Game Night. I had held off seeing it because I mistakenly thought it was a scary movie. It isn’t; it’s a dark comedy. Again, it’s the most I’ve laughed watching a DVD in quite awhile. (Perhaps my viewing diet of The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, The Affair, and The Handmaid’s Tale have something to do with this.😐

10 thoughts on “Short Thought 231 (levity)

  1. JunkChuck

    My wife grew up with 4 sisters in a second-generation Catholic slovak/italian family. She doesn’t really like TV–more of a reader–but that show reliably cracks her up. Family stuff is the best. Check out the show “Derry Girls” on Netflix.

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    1. writerinsoul Post author

      I’m with your wife; I don’t watch any other current “comedy” shows. The brilliance of the show is the unexpectedness of the scripts. Thanks for the suggestion – I’ve just checked my local library collection and sadly, they don’t have it (yet?).



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