I’m watching the new Netflix original series “Bad Samaritans” and it is frickin funny. It has the Smeagle of no-longer-prime-time TV starring in it David Faustino.
Just playing David, I love seeing you in things, your net series “Star-ving” was hilarious as well. I am an aspiring director and if I ever become a sought after film maker, I would definitely want you in my movies. There’s something inspiring about a person who can overcome substantial adversity and continue on his chosen path against all odds. I don’t know if he has actually come back, but if he hasn’t he’s fuckin’ well on his way. May I submit to you that David Faustino is the proverbial Shit.
The show is about some hapless schlubs doing long stretches of community service for minor crimes. The two main characters, an ex boyfriend and girlfriend, are there for 2000 hours because they accidentally started a Forrest fire while they were breaking up. David Faustino, which for those of you who don’t know played Bud on “married with children”, in a fit of ironic writing is the community service director. You might be saying in your head “Shane, why is that ironic”, but more then likely you’re not and that was actually me reading my own mind which was imagining you saying that, while you were just innocently sitting on the toilet praying for the dirty bomb in the UPS package that has flash frozen your colon will pop out and say tata! Before it ruptures your smooth rubbery walls or turns into a permanent petrified butt plug.
It’s ironic because David Faustino literally looks like he should be in trouble. The guy is like a frickin gremlin. Ironically when I was in college my fraternity brothers gave me the nickname Stripe because I was a bringer of chaos and Stripe was the name of the evil head gremlin. The one with the white Mohawk.
Too much irony?
All of the characters in this little shindig are right on. The writing is superb (I feel a little lame for using that word)…but still, it’s superb. The directing is kablonkers. All around a great show. Most great shows get cancelled due to a severe lack of viewer intelligence, but this is a Netflix original, which means that it will always be in the programming rotation. Even if they put it away, they can always drag it out to spring on future generations of unsuspecting boobtubers. At least until our amazing capacity for cognizant thought has degraded back into cave creature grunts and moans due to our lobotomizing public school slave factory we’re using to program our young…just saying.
Earlier in the history of this blog (search Netflix) I wrote a whole dissertation on what Netflix should do for content due to the content control dickishness of the major studio douche-mongers. One of the things I suggested was creating their own original content. I’m not saying Netflix executives read my blog and followed my advice to the tee, but…..you’re welcome.
I do consultant work fellas.
Did you follow my advise to create your own overdub studio to buy rights and dub foreign movies into English? You could even do it using the Google translator and autocorrect, it would be hilarious. I would laugh like Marshall frickin Bill.
I work cheap.
So in conclusion
Great show. David Faustino is a hero of the American pipples. Netflix is giving the major studios some well deserved nut flicks. And I, the great Shane Bissot, am continuing my transformation into a nostradomas, Sherlock Holmes, and Einstein burrito. Hmmmm…yummy.
Hire me you fools! Before it’s too late.