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Recid-O-Cast. #010:

Each Sunday now, my brain struggles to adjust to the pressure drop that takes place on HBO from the consistently brilliant Deadwood to the much anticipated but consistently...um...less brilliant Lucky Louie. Despite mad props for Louis C.K., one of the R collective's favorite comedians, his stand up act has yet to translate on screen to any comparable degree of hilarity. Still, after only three shows I refuse to give up and remain hopeful that the show will hit its stride.

A Thought: Perhaps all that is needed is a slight modification to Deadwood's formula in order to lessen the disparity between the two shows. Enter Recid-O-Cast #010 (YouTubed below for the impatient types).

And what better way to mark our (long overdue) 10th podcast than to take it to the next generation. Videotape. It's the future of the industry.

[Get the next 10.]


Deadwood is cool, but I'm afraid for just flat funny, you have to try 'Weeds' on for size.

I'll second Ms. Lewis's support for Weeds (s1 just out on DVD; s2 begins 8/14). I tried it on, it was the right size, and there was funny to be had (but also drama!). Another Ms. Lewis joins a cast of themeweavers for the new season:

For season two of the show, "Weeds"' theme song, Little Boxes" by Malvina Reynolds, will be reinterpreted each week by a different artist. Musicians signed up for this cover extravaganza include Elvis Costello, Death Cab for Cutie, Jenny Lewis, the Polyphonic Spree's Tim DeLaughter, Regina Spektor, Englebert Humperdinck, McGarrigle Sisters, Tom Maxwell and Ken Mosher (formerly from Squirrel Nut Zippers), Ian Mackaye, and Ozomatli.

However, Deadwood remains the best comedy on television.

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