Friday, October 17, 2008
I'm almost tempted to keep this show on my subscription list out of sheer morbid curiosity. Almost. When I saw the trailers, I blogged that I hoped it rose above the gross-out jokes that were featured.
It may not have risen above the bodily-function jokes, but it certainly turned them into an art form. Here are just some of the topics that were broached in the series premiere, most of them in the first five minutes: anal probes, enormous penises, a pregnant man, a face being g-forced by a ginormous fart, lustful women, masturbation, premature ejaculation, breast milk as coffee creamer, and two men licking another man's naked feet.
The premise, as you probably know, is that two average Joes make their living by serving as test subjects for drug experimentation. It seems like we're going to be treated to a bunch of improbable bizarre side effects involving nether regions.
In a strange way, the show is kind of like "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," which precedes it on FX. As with"Sunny," the characters are amoral narcissists, and there is a wicked delight in showcasing taboos. But unlike Sunny, the chemistry is not quite perfect, the jokes are too concentrated on the body functions, and the laughs are not as frequent.
Even though one show was enough for me, you might want to check it out just to see how far the envelope is being pushed these days.
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