HBO's new Friday animated comedy pairing of "The Ricky Gervais Show" and "The Life and Times of Tim" both feature protagonists (one real, one fictional) defined by their simple-mindedness and their stoicism in the face of one unending humiliation after another. But it's the second season of "Tim" that surprisingly mines more laughs from the idea than the debut of the latest work from the creators of the British "The Office" and "Extras."You can read the full column here, though a lot of it is duplicating what I said about the shows on this week's podcast, if you listened to that.
Friday, February 19, 2010
In today's column, I review HBO's new Friday animated comedy bloc of "The Ricky Gervais Show" and "The Life and Times of Tim":
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