Mr. Sunshine is one of the promising new shows of the season. It’s a sarcastic and pessimistic take on the world that mixes dry humor and visual humor to make you laugh. Matthew Perry stars as the manager of an public arena, who has to balance his work, his crazy co workers, and his own crippling pessimism in order to progress in life. The show is a nice replacement for Better Off Ted, which was cancelled last year.
For those of us who enjoyed Better Off Ted, this is good thing all around. Both shows have a heavy emphasis on dark humor and clever wit, which apparently is too much for some people, seeing how Better Off Ted was canceled last year. (Forgive me. I am very bitter over Better Off Ted.)
Let me be clear. this show is not for everybody. This is a show that is all about the sarcasm and the pessimistic take on the world. It’s definitely something that will be appreciated by those with a similar mindset, but maybe not by everyone.
All in all, Mr. Sunshine looks like it has some good potential to be had. Those who appreciate sarcasm and dry humor will surely appreciate this show. The show has been delightfully varied each week, and all of the characters are fun in their own way. The ridiculous scenarios that the writers can insert into an arena setting make it amusing to watch every week, and the celebrity cameos so far have also been amusing. Who knows? Mebbe they’ll get Matt LeBlanc to show up for an episode as the main character’s best friend?
*Drops down on knees and begins praying*
Anyway. Let me reiterate. Mr. Sunshine has Matthew Perry being Matthew freaking Perry, and the show seems to run with the formula that was so enjoyable with Better Off Ted. Those of us who can appreciate this stuff will appreciate the show for what it is, and give it the chance that it deserves. Check it out!