They weren't. I am. I have no problem judging Martin Sheen by the liberation theology he promotes (I believe in it as well). And if you're Catholic, you know Martin does a lot of things for the Church and Church related groups that factored into my comments.
Now Gus and Lana both e-mailed to ask if I'd take a look at Happy Endings?
Sure, as Gus points out, I love to laugh.
It's a very funny show that airs on ABC each Wednesday night. The characters are Alex and Dave -- two mopey characters who broke up. (Alex is more of an airhead and less mopey than she was last season.) Penny is the friend who grew up with Dave next door (their families are friends). No interest in Dave except as a brother. (Alex was engaged to Dave and left him at the alter in the first episode of the season.) Max lives with Dave and is friends with him and Jane's husband. Damon Wayans Jr. plays Jane's husband but I'm trying to remember the character's name. Give me a second. Max is gay. And a big slob. I think everyone who watches identifies with Max -- gay or straight, male or female. We've all got a lot of Max in us.
Lana wanted me to know that Joshua Lyon "is the first person to get that Max is so different from any gay male on TV before. And he is! I really love Max for a number of reasons but one is because he's so different than the usual stereotype." So Joshua Lyon wrote "Happy Endings Is the Most Important Gay Show on TV Right Now" which was published December 14, 2011?
Wow, he's so smart to catch something everyone else missed, he must be the smartest --
Wait, what what?
Ava and C.I. wrote "TV: Exploding a stereotype" and did so when?
Oh, yes, April 17th.
The show had just come on and they picked up what Lana thinks Joshua Lyon was the first to discover.
Sorry, Lana, as usual, Ava and C.I. were the first on the scene.
They lead, everyone else follows.
Jane is a big surprise. First, she looks better this season. (Last night's episode is the only one I've seen this season.) I asked Elaine why and she said, "She shaped her eyebrows and found a color for them." She did. (Or the actress did.) She's very pretty this year.
And she is married to Brad (Damon's character). Jane is also Alex's sister.
Brad and Jane have a great relationship because they are each other's book end. The only way the show could go bad, in my opinion, would be if it attempted to break them up for a little bit like happened with Paul and Jamie on Mad About You.
Brad and Jane are made for each other. And without Jane, I doubt Brad would be as happy go lucky as he is. And he's really happy and positive. He's probably the most positive of all the characters. Max is morose. Jane is planned happy in that she forces herself to be happy and sometimes makes herself miserable in the process (like when she looked up the teenager who started out as Jane's donated egg). Penny wants to be happy but life just isn't cooperating.
Alex is in her own little world.
Probably Dave and Alex will get back together. Dave's a big improvement over last season (this is only the second season). Last year he was the ultimate sad sack. And, yes, he got left at the alter but no one wanted to see all that whining.
And it made it hard for you to like Alex, whom you were also just meeting, since she was the one who left him at the alter and made him so miserable.
Last night, the two of them had sex.
And Alex woke up and thought, "What did I do!!!!" She fled from the apartment.
Dave told Brad. I could spin you and not let you know that Alex told Jane. But I won't do that. Suffice is to say, Jane likes to f**k with Brad's mind by creating things they did that never happened and convincing him that they did happen.
So she makes up all this supporting evidence to prove Alex was with her and Brad watching Mama Mia so she couldn't have slept with Dave.
But Brad and Dave catch the one flaw in Jane's plan and she's forced to confess.
Then Brad's hurt and really sad and Jane's offering him everything to get him to forgive her. And Brad tells us -- as we should have known -- that this is how he manipulates Jane. See they're always like that, two of a kind.
Max and Penny had to win a contest (and did) based on Chicago movies and clues.
Dave told Alex they didn't sleep together which was his way of letting her out of whatever might have happened to them as a result of them sleeping together.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"