Those were the days
Gosh, remember that...
Whatever happened to Michael Arkin?
When it's time to change...
So, Season 3 gives it a change. Unfortunately, not the best of changes. They took the best parts of Country Comfort, put it in a boring disco and an office and grounded the show. If you want to talk too many characters, this is the season to go to. It all could have worked though. All it took was one of the writers to step up to the plate and write and episode that declared "This is how this new format should work. This is how we make it good." But, no one seemed really interested in doing that. Maybe it was fatigue. Maybe the cancellation writing was on the wall. Maybe nobody liked the format. The season isn't a bad one but it isn't stellar. It feels rather tired with only a few moments here and there that perk up.
Thank you, guys.
And that, my friends, is BJ and the Bear. All my thoughts on it. I'm worn out. Is it a good show? Certainly. Is it a great show? Well... at times. At moments. But, I think such a conglomeration of topical pop culture elements isn't really something that goes for "great." I feel "entertaining" is what they were after. Is this show entertaining? It sure is. It becomes less entertaining as it goes along but never fully abandons its remit. Although, some of the core elements are looking Pop Culture Stale by 1981. I'd say check out The Foundlings. It's very, very good. Give the first season a try. From the second season on, you may want to pick and chose. You may try watching it in tandem with Lobo. That might do something.
I think you should give the show a shot. It's made me happy and I hope you all have enjoyed the reviews. If this were an episode of the show, Bear would suddenly appear at my computer dressed like me and there'd be a freeze frame.
Let's pretend that has happened. Freeze... frame.... Now.