Friday, June 15, 2012

Burning Love

Who wouldn't be excited to watch a Yahoo! original series? Especially one that's a parody of the Bachelor, which came out... what?  ten years ago? Anyway, I wasn't excited, but I watched the first couple episodes so you don't have to... but you may as well, since it's pretty funny.

I only watched it after I learned that Ken Marino was the star. Marino is one of the funniest actors I've ever seen and I don't know why he's not more famous. I've never once seen him in anything where he didn't make me laugh. Here he mostly plays the straight man as a bacheloresque character who is the center of attention for a dozen or so women fighting for the chance to be his fiance, but he's still funny. Like I said, he's never not funny. If you like Marino, check this out. The writing is pretty weak and the idea of making fun of realty shows lacks bite at this point, but Marino is good and so are lots of the ladies, many of whom are quite lovely. There's also a few familiar faces in there who must be friends with the producers or something. I'm sure Kristen Bell and Malin Akerman did this as a favor to somebody.

Anyway, I'm embedding the first episode down below, and I don't recommend you don't watch it:

1 comment:

Justin Garrett Blum said...

Ken Marino is good. He and Malin Akerman are both on that Adult Swim show Children's Hospital, which is also really funny. I'll have to take a look at this later.