Sunday, June 08, 2008

Secret Boyfriend of the Week: so meaty!

Dimples and a spiffy wardrobe? Check.
Acerbic wit and a keen sense of the ridiculous? Check.
No sense of shame to speak of?


Double Check.

What more could a woman (or man) need in a Secret Boyfriend of the Week than The Soup host Joel McHale? Absolutely nothing.


It should come as no surprise that my blogging style is inspired, in part, by The Soup. This show takes everything that is wrong with television today and turns it into 30 minutes of pure comedic gold. For those of you not familiar (what is wrong with you?), The Soup is a clip show on E! that mocks reality TV, talk shows, movies ... basically everything and anything in entertainment worthy of derision. It makes watching all those terrible, terrible shows okay, because you're just doing it as social commentary. McHale makes it all the better with his self-deprecating humor and - dare I say it? - humility.

"Sometimes I feel like I'm doing the Lord's work," said McHale in a recent A.V. Club interview, possibly with a straight face. Amen to that, buddy.


For those looking for your first helping of Soup, or if you just want to get in line for seconds, check out these videos on the E! website. Or, you know, one of the eighteen billion weekly re-runs. Actually, check the E! channel right now - it may well be on as we speak. Er, as I blog. Whatever.

3 comments:

Maggie Cats said...

I remember watching this show back in middle school when it was still called Talk Soup. First Greg Kinear, then John Henson, then Hal Sparks! And Senor Sock! God, that show was awesome. And now it lives on with Joel McHale. Some things never go out of style.

kinkydork said...

*claws* miiiinnnneee!

and lou... eliot needs a tv boyfriend, too, you know.

alsoooo, i may have missed it, but if you're still on the hunt for adorable indian boys, raj on the big bang theory is so, so cute. i feel like i have mentioned this to you before, but it bears repeating.

Monkey Sri said...

*slaps your hand*

Now now, there's plenty of Joel to go around. Eliot can have Lou (though if the old Clip of the Week intro is to be believed, he may no longer be ... equipped, poor thing).

*sigh* And now I'm going to have to watch Big Bang Theory. Dammit, Janet!