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Watch Super Fun Night Tonight!

The season finale of Super Fun Night is on tonight on ABC at 9:30Pm/EST.

(I promise, this will be a short post.)

I didn’t fall in love with this sitcom right away. I had never seen Rebel Wilson in anything. I have to admit, it bothered me that her character of Kimmie Boubier breaks into song unexpectedly. And she talks in a breathy voice all the time. Apparently, this is her version of an American accent, because she is actually Australian.

The Cast of Super Fun Night

The Cast of Super Fun Night

But I kept watching because I liked her relationship with her roommates, Marika (Lauren Ash) and Helen-Alice (Liza Lapira). They are all quirky and dorky. They are not classy or refined. Marika is set-up as a butch type. Helen-Alice comes across as nerdy and shy, but is very outspoken with her friends. I relate a lot to Helen-Alice.

I think the title was supposed to come from them deciding to go out and try new things together, in the process, possibly meet men as well. But this ritual seems to fall by the wayside pretty quickly.

I was also bothered that Kimmie was supposed to be a lawyer. I saw it as too unbelievable. But, apparently, the show was created that way because Rebel Wilson herself has a degree in law. Still unbelievable.

There is also a character named Kendall, who is played by Kate Jenkinson. She adds a dose of b*tch to the show. She would be the villain to Rebel’s Kimmie. She provides balance to all the odd jokes I don’t quite get and the spontaneous singing. Except Kendall’s walls are slowly coming down to reveal that she is not all bad. On several occasions, she ends up hanging out with Marika and Helen-Alice. Kendall acts like it is a horrible experience for her. But it keeps happening.

Maybe I am more of a Kendall…

Why do I want you to watch?

1. I love Richard Royce.

Kimmie and Richard on Super Fun Night

Kimmie and Richard on Super Fun Night

He is played by British actor Kevin Bishop. I didn’t know him before this show, but apparently he was the boy in Muppet Treasure Island.

I totally ship Richard and Kimmie. Richard is goofy and nutty in the same way that Kimmie is. And he is cute and looks good with his shirt off. He is the funny, nice, cute guy we all hope really exists in the world and not just in sitcom scripts.

Kimmie has a boyfriend who is nice enough, but she should be with Richard.

THIS happened last week (Click to watch):

Click to watch!

Click to watch!

2. People need to watch the season finale so that it will get renewed, so that this doesn’t end up being the series finale.

At my press time, this show still has not been announced for a second season. And I feel as though its chances are very low of being saved.

A few weeks ago, Bob Saget guest starred as a client. This week’s guest star will be Charles Shaughnessy (The Nanny). As he is British, I am betting he will come in and play Richard’s father, who owns the law firm Richard, Kimmie, and Kendall work for. Since I watch the show for Richard, this should give him a bigger part tonight. It will be fun to see how Richard and his father interact with each other. Oh, and what if his father doesn’t like Kimmie, thinks she is too unprofessional, and wants to can her. Then Richard would have to step in and fight for her honor. *Swoon*

The series is executive produced by none other than Conan O’Brien. Episodes have been directed by Ken Marino (MTV’s The State, Reaper) and Fred Savage (you should know him!), and Michael Showalter (MTV’s The State) is also a writer. There are some good people behind the scenes here.

So, I beg you, watch the season finale. If you don’t like it, you won’t ever have to watch it again. And, if you DO like it, well, you can watch the rest of the episodes when it hits Nexflix or Hulu and be sad that there will never be any more episodes.

And I’m sorry, but this did not turn out to be a short post. I also told myself I would post it by 11:00AM EST. That didn’t happen either.

The Writers of “The Tomorrow People” Can Read My Mind

The Tomorrow People is the best show ever!

[Note: Spoilers ahead.  Proceed with caution.]

Photo: cwtv.com

Photo: cwtv.com

Well, not really.  But every week it has surprised me by getting better.  As I don’t get The CW network through my cable company, I have to watch it on their website.  Which actually works out better for me, because then I can watch it at my leisure.

The Tomorrow People is about a group of 20-somethings who have special powers.  Their powers seem to sort of depend on what they need for that episode.  The show is centered about Stephen Jameson, played by Robbie Amell, who is supposed to still be in High School, even though he looks 25 (Amell actually is 25).  Stephen is torn between joining the cool, subway station dwelling Tomorrow People and working for the organization his evil Uncle leads that wants to take away the Tomorrow People’s powers.  And, being the star of the show, Stephen’s powers seem to be above and beyond everyone else’s for a mysterious reason we have yet to discover.

Ya, the premise is a little wonky.  And no one seems to notice every week that Stephen is playing for both sides.  But I truly like the characters (the male ones, anyway), and I am invested in their lives.  Stephen has a token black girl best friend, the human who isn’t supposed to know that a world with secret powers exists.  She is also hopelessly in love with him, and he is totally clueless.  There is also Cara, the head chick in the underground Tomorrow People organization.  I don’t like her.  She seems like she has secrets.  And is snotty.  And not pretty enough for every man on the show to be in love with her.

Why is it a really good show?  Because the guys on it look like this:

Luke Mitchell as John Young Photo: cwtv.com

Luke Mitchell as John Young
Photo: cwtv.com

And it is especially good because it doesn’t make me wait around for things to happen, in that soap opera way TV shows used to do.  TV writers have apparently figured out that we want immediate gratification.

I thought it would be forever before token black friend-who-is-a-girl (I really don’t remember her name at all) discovered Stephen’s powers.  Nope.  Episode 3.

Stephen and Cara have a spark between them.  But she is with John, the hot blond.  I thought it would be ages before her and Stephen got together.  Nope, episode 6!  And not a kiss that leads to nothing either.  They kissed, then totally had sex!  (Although it happened between episodes.  Convenient.)

I thought it would take a while for Stephen to figure out that his black friend (Astrid, I looked it up), had the total hots for him.  Nope.  Episode 7.

I was watching Episode 7, “Limbo”, and seeing this love triangle that the writers had set up between Stephen, Cara, and John.  Remember, I don’t like Cara.  My first thought was, “Man, they should have Stephen and John kiss.  That would be hot.”  Instead, they got into a big fight.  I thought, “Well, that is almost as good.”  By the end of the episode?  You guessed it!

THEY HAD KISSED!

Well, not quite.  Technically John was giving Stephen CPR after he had nearly drowned.  But this technicality was not lost on the writers, who had John say to Cara later in the episode: Well, technically, now we have both made out with Stephen.

John giving Stephen CPR Photo: cwtv.com

John giving Stephen CPR
Photo: cwtv.com

Mark Pellegrino plays the evil uncle.  I still haven’t gotten over him playing Aiden’s maker on Being Human.  Apparently he played Jacob on “Lost” as well (long after i quit watching it).  He just plays creepy so well.  He is so mean that you just wish all the Tomorrow People had the chance to kick the crap out of him.  Guess what?  That is Episode 8!  There the writers go reading my mind again.

There is even a creepy missing father/head of the underground mystery the writers are revealing to us one piece at a time.  Kind of like a Scooby-Doo mystery, without the adorable talking Great Dane.

It is also really good because I think Robbie Amell looks a lot like Hal Sparks.  And I love me some Hal Sparks.

Robbie Amell and Hal Sparks

Robbie Amell and Hal Sparks

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