Monday, April 21, 2008
HBO Cancels "John Adams"
How disappointing! I was really getting into this new show on HBO called "John Adams." It was supposed to be a comedy I guess, because it had that really funny Paul Giamati in it (From Sideways and Howard Stern's Private Parts). Anyhow, this "John Adams" guy apparently got himself involved in all sorts of pickles during the Colonial and Revolutionary War era.
Anyway, it wasn't all that funny, but I was really getting into the story. And then after a mere seven episodes, they killed the guy! What a bunch of crap. HBO ran that cruddy "Sopranos" show forever, and beat that lame series into the ground. And then in the last long-awaited episode of that swill no one got killed. I guess they made up for it killing the main character in "John Adams" halfway through the first season.
We never got to see funny stuff, like Adams arguing about wine with Thomas Jefferson like he did in Sideways, and then yelling "dammit Jefferson... I'm not drinking any f**ing Merlot!"
Next year I understand Phil Donahue is going to do a hilarious HBO show called "Millard Fillmore." I'm laughing already!