Scott is back this week with another little known TV series that he absolutely loves.
If you have ever worked for (or still do) a large, faceless corporation, I have the perfect TV series for you. We discovered Better Off Ted show on Netflix a few years ago, and it is hands-down one of the hilarious shows I have ever seen. It's also a highly intelligent comedy.
In a nutshell, it's the story of a cast of characters who work at Viridian Dynamics, a huge firm that has its hands in everything from the food supply to deadly weapons - and sometimes the two cross, like the episode where the scientists are asked to create an exploding pumpkin.
Each episode revolves around a new creation the boss, Veronica (Portia DiRossi) asks the staff to create. The dapper Jay Harrington plays Ted, the charismatic suit who carries out these commands. Andrea Anders is his love interest, Linda, and Jonathan Slavin and Malcolm Barrett round out the main cast as Phil and Lem, the scientists who do the actual R&D.
We're re-watching the series now for the fourth or fifth time, and my favorite part so far?
Veronica: "The company wants to freeze Phil."
Which leads to the aforementioned freezing (in the name of science, of course), an accidental thawing, and the unfortunate side effect of Phil screaming at random times throughout the show.
Oh, and did I mention the "commercials" for Veridian Dynamics that open each show? Think those GE "we do everything" ads, but on acid:
The series is fresh, funny and has a great cast. There are two seasons, both available on Netflix last I checked. :)