HBO, what are you thinking? I know you’re trying to get back on top of your game, but this one sounds like a stinker through and through.
Pitched by Ari Emanuel (real life inspiration for Entourage’s Ari Gold) is the story of a “modern day Ricky and Lucy” based on the blog Lifestyle Lemonaide written by Emanuel’s friend Nikki Joel. Nikki is the wife of Brandt Joel, an agent of the William Morris Endeavor; Ari Emanuel is the CEO. Got that? It doesn’t matter — it’s not that important other than detailing how this idea got to HBO.
I read several poorly-written, monotonous, cheerleadery posts over at Mrs. Joel’s blog and it took me less than five minutes to see what a bad idea for a show it is. But, we can sit back and watch HBO throw their money away and cancel it after the first season, that is, unless they’re making over the whole thing and only taking the idea of the characters. In that case, I hope the characters are more interesting, but I won’t get my hopes up.
Apparently Lifestyle Lemonaide has chronicled a few “funny” episodes, including her husband’s decision to have a vasectomy, catching him masturbating during an earthquake, and the angry erasing of television show recordings. Oh yeah, I’m holding my sides here HBO.
Aren’t you glad you wasted a minute of your Sunday to read this?