Originally Posted by thekunk07
been a pretty dark season
It's been a WEIRD season. This is without having seen last night, but this season seems to be a lot darker and a lot slower paced. I think some things are drawn out a bit too long. The car ride with the kids where he's singing along to the Who, sees the Indian kids at the gas station, bored daughter...it took up HALF the episode. Same for the episode with Joan Rivers....he sat on the couch with her for HALF the episode.
Contrast this with the first season when he gets high...he drops his kids off, eats the ice cream and pizza, tries to workout, talks to his pot smoking roommate, smokes pot, throws bottle of water on car, freaks out, goes to the coffee shop, realizes he needs a dog, buys dog, dog dies, kids come home. A week's worth of stuff happened in 30 minutes. That's definitely not happening this season.
I still love the show, though.
Also, I was watching a bunch of episodes with someone who's never seen it before. It didn't dawn on me just how often characters die in this show....just off the top of my head...his racist great-aunt, his agent, his dog, the crazy homeless man,