I guess I like smart television. Which is too bad, really. Every damn time (Arrested Development reference, see below) I learn about a great television show worth watching, it’s either just been cancelled or labeled by network executives as ‘too smart for television’ which an intimate cult following can’t save with a flash mob (for the record, I’ve never watched Community).
If you haven’t seen CBC’s Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays, you’re missing a great show. It’s about Michael Dyer, a young man who’s been seeing psychiatrist Dr. David Storper twice a week for fifteen years to treat his social anxiety disorder. It’s intelligent, funny and explores relationships and situations we can all relate to as participants or observers. Bonus points for being filmed in Ottawa.
I learned about the show a few weeks ago, started catching up on it last week and learned this morning that ratings threaten the future of the show in its first season.
So, if you haven’t watched Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays yet, I highly recommend you check it out. You can catch up on past episodes online. Help save the show before people feel compelled to do a flash mob!!!
Meanwhile, I’ve started the countdown for the new Arrested Development 10-episode mini-season and movie.