I usually TiVo My Name Is Earl and I caught this week’s episode tonight. And, yes, it was another stinker of an episode. A disjointed plot, jokes that didn’t work, uncomfortable situations and, ultimately, just not funny. The show can recover but they’re really going to have to make an effort to get off the path they’re on. Here’s what I’d like to see.
1. Get Earl out of jail. It was OK for the first couple of shows this season but that mine is tapped out and they need to move on.
2. Don’t dumb Randy down too much. They’re making him like Homer Simpson, dumber and dumber every episode.
3. You don’t need to put Catalina in a skimpy stripper costume each week to sell the show. Her rivalry with Joy is fun though.
4. Lastly, get back to the core value of the show, Earl working his list. Flashbacks to “Bad Earl” are OK sometimes but have been way overdone recently.
Are you a fan of this show? What do you think? Jumped the shark or not?
Even though Earl is out of prison now I haven’t been able to get back into the show. IMO, it has indeed jumped the shark at this point.