I liked it way more than I expected to. I loved the joke about the Seabiscuit soundtrack. And that guy who plays the artist/magician is one of my fave current character actors. He's definitely a HITG (Hey it's that Guy!).
It's definitely a whole sight better than "Joey", but I don't know if that really says much.
I LOVE that guy - he plays Bernie Mac's agent on Bernie's show, right? He also was in that short-lived FOX show "The Street," and was great in that as well.
I think I laughed once, during the second episode, otherwise, it was just...amusing. It really feels like a boy "Sex and the City" to me, and just makes me miss that show...
How can you miss "Sex and the City" when it's repeated 20 times a week? I know what you mean, though. When I see the earlier episodes I remember how great it was. Then I see the later ones and can't stop hating on Carrie Bradshaw.
I don't mind the male S&TC; vibe from "Jake in Progress," though.
Here's an actual conversation in our house at 9pm on Sunday night, as we watched something we'd previously recorded on TiVo ...
GB: "Hey, what's TiVo recording now? Desperate Housewives isn't on this week, is it?"
FG: "No. It's taping that Jake show."
GB: "Jake and the Fatman?"
GB: "Jake 2.0?"
FG: "No, the one with John Stamos."
GB: "Ohhh. Jake in the City?"
FG: "That's not the name, but yeah ... that one."
"Jake and the Fatman"? OMG. I'm glad I'm not the only one who remembers that show. I never watched it, but how can you forget a name like that?
I never really thought about it, but Jake does seem to be a popular TV-show-title name.
One of the print ads I saw for Jake has the tagline "Different Sex, Same City." I read an article saying that the people at "The L Word" on Showtime were upset because evidently they also used that tagline and felt infringed upon.
I was also surprised at how much I enjoyed Jake.
I've never watched any of the edited SATC reruns--but I guess I mean I miss seeing new episodes of the series (I didn't have quite the hatred for Carrie towards the end of the series.)
I was surprised that for a show about a supposed cad, there wasn't a bit of sex in the first two episodes. So I guess in that sense it was kind of like SATC TBS style...
The L Word's tagline is "Same Sex. Different City". So Jake's tagline is slightly different. Both unoriginal, I think.
I only saw the first episode so far but I also was surprised by how much I liked it. I mean, I thought I'd tune in for an ep. to see what it was all about and then never want to see it again. I definitely would tune in again, if only for the shitty time slot. I liked the pregnant Wendie Malick and I'm interested to see Julie Bowen, who is supposed to have a role (perhaps she was on the second episode already).
revised... I guess I should say the pregnant Wendie Malick CHARACTER...
I saw the mini-marathon last night and was surprised at how pleased I was with it.
I dont generally watch sitcoms, and I think having it on ABC at 8 is ridiculous (it's an adult-themed show, should be on at 9, I feel), but I loved it. I love Stamos.