My name is Earl- Why do I dislike and love it at the sametime?
it’s brilliant. They never mention scientology, the ideas of ‘reap what you sow’ extend through just about every religion.
The third series (was it?) where Earl was in prison and they did that creative writing stuff, that was embarrassingly bad, but I think that was during the writers strike.Posted 9 years agoxherbivorexSubscriber
coffeeking- jason lee is almost as big a scientology freak as tom cruise. but he’s not as much of a plum, so it’s okay to like him and his work.
almost all of the guest stars on it are scientologists too, and i think the entire premise of the show is rooted in some aspect of scientology.
still, it’s entertaining and very funny at times; last night’s new episode was great.Posted 9 years agoscu98rkrMember
Its because every episode is almost the same and you feel like your wasting your life listening to the same clichés again, but at the same time it is actually quite funny.
Same goes for scrubs you like the characters + jokes are funny but once you’ve watched about 3 episodes you realise its the same thing again and again and again. I mean the jokes are good but really how they got more than about 6 episodes out of it ???Posted 9 years agoscu98rkrMember
Taken from wikipedia
My name is earl – 85 episodes … so far
Scrubs – 154 episodes … so far
If you look at good british comedy’s ie
Blackadder – 24 episodes
Father Ted – 25 episodes
Faulty Towers – 12 episodes
There simply isnt enough material from the original to make that many episodes and make them all feel different.Posted 9 years ago
Wasnt aware of any scientology link, so they’re obviously not doing it to promote that lol. I thought the premise of the show is based on karma, Which is a budhist belief, and always was? I like it. I like the saccharine endings, I like the basic good nature and pleasant overtones that come from it.
I think the long-running american ones can run out of puff, but some earlier than others. MNIE hasn’t yet, quite. Will and grace did after the first episode.
dooosuk has a point. Put it away 🙂Posted 9 years agoigmSubscriber
So for the innocents what is scientology?
My name is Earl just has me rolling about in stiches laughing, partly due to its brilliant jokes and partly due to its absurdity and partly (having lived there briefly) because it takes the piss out of small town America (albeit in a very sympathetic way)Posted 9 years ago
Love the clip yesterday- Earls Mum was recalling the story of him pissing on the rug in the living room- cut to a small naked boy (and his Mum)…me thinking but his Mum looks the same! ….little kid wanders off and a pissed Earl wanders in and starts wazzin’. Class. Subtle.
Then there are the flashbacks- they all look the same except for bad wigs and 70’s clothing. Class.Posted 9 years ago
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