When I switched the channel to catch tonight’s premiere of
ACCORDING TO JIM, the new Jim Belushi sitcom, I caught the
tail end of My Wife And Kids. Damon Wayans was bribing his
young daughter a dollar to not tell her mother about what he
A little less than half an hour later, we learned that
Belushi’s character had bribed his young daughter one
dollar not to tell her mother (played by the lovely and
talented Courtney Thorne Smith) about the wrong thing he had done.
This is a cliched sitcom about a cliched sitcom dad.
And given its lack of actual humorous content, there is
no reason to watch this.
SPECIAL UNIT 2 is not actually a new series. Apparently,
this UPN show is in its second season, but its entire
existence had gone undetected by me until now. The unit
of the title is apparently some sort of secret Chicago
police division to deal with supernatural situations
I could not pick up if there was an actual definition
of their realm of specialty), keeping the supernatural
aspects of what’s going on away from the eyes of the
general public. It focus on one pair of
cops, good-looking twentysomethings of both sexes (hey,
it’s UPN) and some sort of short, presumably supernatural
bad boy who reluctantly assists them.
If this sounds to you like a Men In Black ripoff, give
yourself a cigar Of course, there’s a big budget
difference between a Will Smith movie and a UPN series,
and there’s a lack of smoothness and subtlety. I reckon
this falls under the category of “stupid fun for 17
year old boys”, which many nights seems to be UPN’s
Ever notice that some nights, TV seems to have a theme?
Some uncommon little item will just happen to show up
on 2 or 3 shows in a row. Well, the dollar bribery is
certainly the big theme of the night, but the secondary
theme was apparently Juggs Magazine, the all-American
salute to mammaries which just happen to be mentioned
in both of the shows I reviewed today.