Karma can be funny.
Take Earl, a small-time crook who wins the lottery only to lose the ticket. Lucky for us, he finds himself smack in the center of one of the season's brightest... sitcoms, My Name Is Earl.
As perfectly played by film star Jason Lee, Earl is a hick doofus turned do-gooder, convinced by that lost shot at riches that karma requires him to right his ways. Think of Earl as the illegitimate child of Nicolas Cage's ex-con from Raising Arizona and Jane's Austen's Emma -- or Clueless's Cher, if you want a more modern reference.
Review excerpt by Robert Bianco, USA Today