I think about a world to come where the books were found by the golden ones, written in pain, written in awe by a puzzled man who questioned, "What are we here for?" All the strangers came today and it looks as though they're here to stay.

-David Bowie "Oh! You Pretty Things"

Friday, May 27, 2011

Party Down

There are some romances you can never forget. Sam and Diane on Cheers. Zack and Kelly on Saved by the Bell. Mulder and Scully on X-Files. Ross and Rachel on FRIENDS. Jack and Kate on LOST. Jim and Pam on The Office. Well, I really think that if Party Down hadn't been canceled, you'd include Henry and Casey in that number. Whereas many of these other romances would take an entire season to have the slightest bit of development, Party Down's romance developed each and every episode. Henry and Casey were complex and interesting, and there was always a new place for their relationship to go. Would that have been the case in the future? I think so. The writers seemed really smart, like they could have given us good drama and comedy for some six plus seasons. Unfortunately, we'll never know. The life of Party Down was cut short. Two seasons and then it was over. But those two seasons were pretty spectacular though!

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