My interest in Undercovers should be no surprise; given my love of Alias, a spy series advertised as "from J.J. Abrams" is something that's going to intrigue me. But to go back to my earlier point yesterday in regards to Will Arnett, how short a memory we all have. Because though Alias was a critical darling and especially me and mine had a torrid love affair with it it wasn't really that popular. It got lots of love from pop culture outlets, but ratings not so much. Yet the way it's being advertised, you'd think it was some sort of blockbuster.1
I do not understand television.
1 Yes, I realize that Abrams is responsible, in some way or another, for Lost and Fringe and a Mission Impossible and Cloverfield and... but (a) not really on about 2/3 of that, and (b) in as much as his attachment to something makes it important, those who care ALREADY know that. Again, I'm bean-plating, but still, it bugs me.
3 In fact, I still swear that the Gold Digger episode is how comedy writing should be taught. I've watched it time and time again to try to discover it's secret only to realize that comedy writing is something that can't be taught. As this blog continually proves.