With all the promotion and hype put into “The Sarah Silverman Program,” it was surprising to discover how much of a bomb this show was.
This horrible attempt at a television show, the story revolves around Sarah Silverman in a fictionalized version of her life in which she acts like an immature brat and is constantly watched over by her older sister and her two gay neighbors. Other than that there really isn’t much plot to the show; it’s just a lame attempt to copy the style of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”
Don’t get the impression that this is a biased review, because I have always been a fan of her work. If the name Sarah Silverman doesn’t ring a bell, I can refresh your memory. Aside from being a popular stand-up comedian, she is also an actress, most notably in “School of Rock,” “The Aristocrats,” “Rent” and a former regular on “Saturday Night Live.”
Silverman has become well known as a comedian, mostly because of her controversial and edgy jokes. She continues this offensive and edgy routine throughout her half hour show, but it just seems like we’ve heard it all before. It barely makes you want to laugh out loud. She still does a better job at it than Michael Richards, though.
Possibly the worst element of “The Sarah Silverman Program” is the horrible attempts to become a comedic-musical. Several times throughout the show, Silverman breaks out into songs that last for several minutes.
I guess the songs are supposed to be funny, but I just do not see the humor in it. It may be that I just hate it when shows try to make musical episodes. It’s only cool when Scrubs and Tenacious D do it, so stop trying to steal their thunder Sarah.
It has only been one episode, so there is always a chance that next week’s episode will be comedic genius, leaving me eating my own words.
After all, hilarious comedian Zach Galifianakis will be making a guest appearance next week.
Galifianakis will be playing the role of a homeless man, which really isn’t much of a change from his regular appearance. But the idea of this show being comedic genius is like a one in a million chance. I think I would rather watch the “T-Bone and Naked Trucker Show” over this garbage.
I would only suggest that someone watch this show if they are in desperate need to feel better about their own life.
Since it’s only been a few days after its premiere, I’m sure it wont be long before “The Sarah Silverman Program” joins her new friends “That 80s Show,” “Jake in Progress,” “Emily’s Reasons Why Not,” “Bob Patterson” and “The Michael Richards Show” in televisions Hall of Shame.