Sunday, July 22, 2007

What I'm Watching: Hidden Palms

Hidden Palms: Season 1, Episodes 4 & 5 "What Liza Beneath" & "Mulligan" (F)

I do not know too much about cars, but I am fairly certain that getting sideswiped does not merely take out your front and rear headlights, as Cliff seems to think (I have resigned myself to learning their actual names on this show). In any case, I can honestly say that this two-hour presentation crossed the threshold and became a truly entertaining show worthy of comparison to "The O.C." in its inane plotlines that nonetheless are fascinating and hilarious to watch. And Leslie Jordan is great in his small recurring performance, and his eccentric cameos are aided by the fact that his character has the worst job ever: cleaning menus and filling saltshakers. The Big Secret involving Greta and Cliff is not that great, but the end reveal, however expected, that Cliff is sleeping with Eddie's mom, should make for some fun in the final three installments. I really hope this show gets renewed. Only the CW could do it, so maybe they will.

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