MR SUNSHINE “Celebrity Tennis” Review

MR SUNSHINE "Celebrity Tennis" Season 1 Episode 7 – Alonso is hosting a charity celebrity tennis event for people with jello bones. Plenty of secrets come out, and Jimmy Connors makes an appearance. If Mr Sunshine was a drama, it would be a lighthearted drama. As a comedy, it’s a pretty dark comedy. And not dark as in Kind Hearts and Coronets, but dark because the themes and issuesexplored are, for the most part, unsuccessful in being alleviated by jokes.

Alice: "Jello?"
Ben: "No thanks, I’m talking to Alonso." Wah wah.

Despite the fact that the only comedy comes from Allison Janney, Mr Sunshine has managed to create characters to care about. Give it time at the comedy will hopefully catch up, but I’d rather spend a moderately amusing half hour with Roman and Heather than spend a half hour listening to punchline after punchline delivered by characters who could drop from an elevator shaft and I wouldn’t feel a thing (okay, that’s not entirely true. How good are the punchlines?) Read More...

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