TV To-Do: 'Minor Accomplishments'

minor accomplishments of jackie woodmanOK, so maybe if I wasn’t merely TIVOing IFC’s four part miniseries doc Indie Sex, I wouldn’t have been caught off guard by the return of their original scripted comedy series, The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman. The summer sleeper stars Laura Kightlinger (who was also double dipping last year on the set of the now cancelled Lucky Louie) as a decidedly unaccomplished screenwriter, aimlessly tooling around Los Angeles with eternally dim-lit pal Tara (Nicholle Tom) in tow. There’s outside-looking-in Hollywood satire, some raunch, and the pair dive headfirst into slapstick while still keeping things whip-smart in a Tina Fey type framework. Kightlinger is spot-on as a put-upon, “who gives two fucks if I’m single” underachiever.

There’ve been West-side Sex in the City comparisons tossed about in the past, but I’ve always felt a more acidic, low-rent, lo-fi AbFab vibe, and without ever really considering myself a fan of either of the former two (and this one is more guy-friendly by strides), I’ve committed to wrapping up my Sunday nights of Entourage and Flight of the Conchords with a basic-cable Jackie Woodman nightcap.

Premieres this Sunday evening at 11:30, on IFC. Catch last season’s closer episode, “The Republicunt”, in it’s entirety online – a prescription drugged Jackie falls ass-backwards into right-wing radio worship.  Bonus season two primer clips also available at the official site .

Posted by Ted Zee on August 03rd 2007 | Home Page | 0 Comments Subscribe to this site's feed

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