September 27, 2011

Can't Get a Date

Have I ever steered you wrong with book/movie recommendations? If so, never mind. But if NOT, then may I suggest Can't Get a Date? (Is this ONLY available on Netflix? Surely not! And yet. And that's the disc I watched, with six episodes. So if you don't have Netflix, NEVER MIND AGAIN.)

Here is what it is: it's a show about people who are totally and perfectly charming people, and yet can't get a date because they are accidentally representing their awesome selves as non-awesome. There are six of them, and I would date ANY ONE OF THEM except that they are all gay and so none of them would have a flip's interest in me. Okay, and also Mandy is too crazy for me and Robert is too uptight but WHATEVER, what I mean is that every single one of them made me feel like why CAN'T they get a date when they are SO AWESOME?? Including Mandy and Robert, because MY taste in laid-back guys has NOTHING to do with other people's intrinsic dateability.

And the real star of the show is the voice-over narrator guy, who asks the hard/funny questions and gets the hard/funny answers and also can I date HIM? because he would probably be my first choice, despite being (1) faceless and (2) kind of unflinching, hard-truth-wise and (3) maybe also gay? it's hard to tell.

Anyway. I laughed. I cried. I had another drink and stayed up way past bedtime for pretty much the first intentional time since having children (i.e., staying up because someone is barfing doesn't count). So you might like it too.

12 comments:

missris said...

I'm sold! I love charming hosts and this sounds like just the thing to stay up too late watching.

Erin said...

This sounds like a perfect postpartum, night-time (and also day-time) nursing entertainment. Yet I do not have Netflix. There must be a solution.

Nik-Nak said...

I don't get Netflix :(

Also, why are they all gay? Is that, like, the point of the show? Or they just happen to be all gay?

Alice said...

oh netflix. bringer of so much goodness. this is going on the instant watch queue!

Christina said...

I'm fairly certain Netflix is over there scratching their heads like "WTF why did everybody and their mom just add this to their queue!?"

I saw your tweets about it and made a mental note to check it out. Now I'm convinced and it's in the queue. The part that sold me? Falling in love w/ the faceless announcer. That's totally something I would do, so I'm glad you mentioned it.

Swistle said...

You know what's weird/neat, is that some of us will be touching the EXACT SAME Netflix disc as others of us!! It's kind of like the "We're breathing the same air the dinosaurs breathed."

Misty said...

I have the Netflix. Is it not streaming? Only dinosaur air breathing dvd contraption? Fooey.

Swistle said...

Now I totally wish I'd drawn a teeny little dot on the DVD or something, so we could follow it.

Jenny Grace said...

Totally sold, mainly on the premise that I myself can't get a date, and I THINK I'm fairly normal and normal looking, etc. With bonus social skills!
So I want to commiserate with the DVD, I guess.

Cherie Beyond said...

Sold because 1) it sounds awesome; 2) it's a 1/2 hour show (well, 21 minutes on Netflix) and I ALWAYS need more shows that length because I don't always have 45 minutes of time in the evening; and 3) it's streaming. Which, yay, because I totally ditching the discs when forced to make the Netflix Sophie's Choice.

NellaBean said...

Just finished Sports Night (because you have never steered me wrong) and am off to start Can't Get a Date. (But are you sure there aren't more episodes of Sports Night? I find myself really invested in these characters from 11 years ago. Sigh.)

Swistle said...

NellaBean- OH I KNOW. When I was several episodes from the last one, I started crying, NO-KIDDING CRYING, because there wasn't even any HOPE for more episodes! Like, I couldn't even think, "Well, maybe they'll get the show back up and running again," because it had been YEARS.

TWO of my kids have names inspired by that show. TWO.