Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Gavins and the boys from 62 Truck are back

Tonight on FX, Rescue Me starts season number 5 at 10 p.m.

If you've never watched the show, you should. It's pretty good. In fact, not only is the show good, but the music is damn good too. You should check out the Rescue Me soundtrack.

Part of what makes it work, is that the core is really made up of Leary and his comic buddies. Take "Uncle Teddy," in real life, Leary's buddy and '80s Saloon Comic icon Lenny Clarke. If you've never seen the Comedy Central Roast of Dennis Leary, Leary tells a great story about Lenny running for Mayor of Cambridge, MA. Bruce's campaign slogan was "Fuck the Kennedys." His idea of publicity was to steal a bus and personally chauffeur people around. If you've never seen the video of Leary and Clarke in the Red Sox broadcast booth, click here. Good stuff.


Cheesefrog said...

I love Rescue Me! I do hope it can get back to some of it's great writing and originality that seemed to be lacking last season. To me I think the only way to get back to what it was, is to have Dennis Leary start drinking again. I sure miss the Jesus hallucinations. (if that's what they were) The show was much better when he was a drunk, so I hope that's where they go with the new season.

pluvlaw said...

I thought last night's show was ok. I thought the dialoge writing was pretty sharp. There were several exchanges that made me laugh out loud. A critic I really like wrote a review yesterday and said he had all but given up on the series but a friend talked him into watching the first 8 episodes of this season. He says once it hits episode 4, it gets really good.

FWIW, I am excited about Fox. This could be his best role since Secret of My Success. And BTW...it's Tommy looking at your tits.