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So when I first heard about this show I was VERY skeptical. First off, I really like Jason Lee and he is probably my favorite of the "Kevin Smith" clan, but I haven't liked ANYTHING he has done outside of a Kevin Smith film. So I wasn't expecting much out of Earl.

 

We watched the premiere episode and laughed our assess of. And then week after week the show seemed to get better and better. And I even thought "Damn, this is probably the funniest show on TV other than Family Guy right now...."

 

And then I looked up the show on IMDB and found that the guy that created it was a Producer on Family Guy. Ahh...all makes sense now!

 

I think I also like it because it's not shot like a "sitcom" and I HATE sitcoms! It's shot like a film "on location" and uses more "real" sets than studio sets. It doesn't "feel" like a sitcom. The parody of 'southerners' is 10x better than anything on King of the Hill, and overall it just seems to have a solid staff of writers.

 

According to Daily Variety last week it's currently ranked #11 and it deserves it. (Family Guy does really well in it's time slot too, but would do better if it wasn't up against Desperate Housewives.)

 

Anyway, who else is watching?

 

--Robb "Earl fan" Alvey

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I was lukewarm to it after the first two, but it's gotten progressively better. I don't make a point to watch it, but when I'm waiting for "The Office" (which is my second favorite sitcom after AD) to come on, I usually end up seeing it and laughing a few times.

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When I first heard about the show, I was suprised that it was not on FOX, and I thought it would fail.

 

I just started to watch the show, and it is very funny. Some parts are not as good as others, but overall it is stupid, funny, and a good show.

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I watch it when I can - and my David is a devoted SLAVE to it, meaning he'll watch it or tape it if not there Tues.night and watch later.

 

Funnier than I ever thought it would be, considering the extra EXTRA low-key promos for it at first.

 

Never know with TV, hmmm?

 

~ ~ ~ We now continue with our program... ~ ~ ~

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I think what really impressed me about the show, and apparently I'm not the only one, is that I really, really had the lowest expectations for it. I thought for SURE this was going to be total crap and NOT funny at all. I agree with Julie, I wanted to bad to hate it, but I had to give it a chance because I really like Jason Lee.

 

I think I almost still go into each episode expecting to hate it, but I'm always shocked at how much more and more I'm liking it every week.

 

--Robb "And Derek is right, it IS almost based on the life of Todd Long!!!" Alvey

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And he was excellento in "Almost Famous," too.

 

The guy 'gets around' quite nicely, when it comes to movies, so it's great to see him on a more regular basis, with something written around his (probable) laid back personality.

 

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Jason Lee is greatness...from skateboarding to Kevin Smith films and now this, he seems to concur everything he puts his hands on. Only drawback to the guy is he's a scientologist, which from southpark we all know is a sick-ass money making scheme.

 

...back to topic, they also have miss white trash herself, jamie priessly

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^Scientologists all seem mean :? But then again according to Trading Spouses, Us Christians all way 700 pounds, have few teeth, and are psycho!!

 

Anyway, I watched the first couple of episodes of Earl, and laughed, but I didn't really like it, if they get progressively better then I may need to start watching again!!!

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