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.

elizabeth at March 15, 2005 12:30 PM

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.

freakgirl at March 15, 2005 12:53 PM

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...

Rain at March 15, 2005 01:43 PM

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.

freakgirl at March 15, 2005 02:08 PM

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?"

FG: "No."

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."

GeekBoy at March 15, 2005 03:06 PM

"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.

elizabeth at March 15, 2005 03:53 PM

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.

bb at March 15, 2005 04:18 PM

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...

Rain at March 15, 2005 04:36 PM

The L Word's tagline is "Same Sex. Different City". So Jake's tagline is slightly different. Both unoriginal, I think.

elizabeth at March 15, 2005 05:04 PM

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).

Cheri at March 15, 2005 09:42 PM

revised... I guess I should say the pregnant Wendie Malick CHARACTER...

Cheri at March 15, 2005 09:43 PM

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.

megan. at March 18, 2005 07:54 AM
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