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A Solution To My TV Watching Blessing/Curse

June 27, 2010

I have the tendency to start watching a television series either a) right after it’s been canceled or b) right before it’s been canceled, which is both a blessing and a curse. It’s a blessing because if A is the answer, I can watch the series in its’ entirety with no breaks. And that is pretty awesome. However, it also really sucks because that means that there aren’t actually television series that I enjoy watching that are still on during the week. (Okay, there are exceptions to this. But most of them are on cable, which I don’t have).

Anyway, I have found a sort of answer to this very particular problem of mine. Party Down.

The series, which I have started watching as its season 2 finale has just aired (of course) and its future is uncertain (double of course) because the majority of the original cast is gonzo and it has yet to be renewed for a final season, brings actors from a favorite show of mine back together in each episode.

Created by Rob Thomas, the dude behind the fantastic and amazing Veronica Mars, Party Down features a (season one) main cast with two VM alums (Ken Marino and Ryan Hansen) as well as Lizzy Caplan, Adam Scott, Martin Starr, Jane Lynch, and at least one guest star from the rest of the VM cast, regular or otherwise, in almost every episode. Which means that in almost every episode I have a minor freak out and do a little happy dance when the character that is a VM alum is introduced.

Also. The majority of the episodes are directed by Fred Savage, and the show also boasts a good number of Judd Apatow regulars due to the fact that Paul Rudd is one of the show’s creators. And, you know, Adam Scott and Martin Starr are involved.

Bottom line: If I can’t have a Veronica Mars movie, at least I have Party Down. For now.

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