Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Rabbittown Follow-up

I watched Rabbittown. Then I waited for the big hullabaloo like the one that followed Hatching, Matching and Dispatching. Nothing. Nada. Not a peep from the Open Line (not that I heard, anyway but it was only on in the background as I went about my life) but comes along my fav—Radio Noon’s Soapbox and the wonderful Anne Budgell. Ahhhh.. Finally. Someone called about Rabbittown. The caller loved it. Anne liked some parts and worried about others. Anne encouraged people to call with their opinions. I awaited the onslaught—people upset about characters sniffing from plastic bags in back alleys, viewers angry about stripping to good old Newfoundland music—but nothing. Not one more call.

Note to Mary Walsh: If you want to launch a controversial series, do so during an election.

As for the show itself, it was okay. I wanted to love it and while the acting was great (Adriana Maggs and Andy Jones were particularly good), the story itself left me wondering where the comedy was. I didn’t laugh once, although Andy made me smile a couple of times. But it is a pilot and sometimes a pilot is too full of stuff we have to learn about characters. It ended with us knowing everything we need to know for what I think would be a great series. Sure b’y, it’s just my opinion.

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