Sunday, June 26, 2011
The Class was an unappreciated show.
For those that don't know, after the success of How I Met Your Mother, CBS wanted to attempt a companion show to go with it. That show was The Class. It starred Lizzy Caplain and Jason Ritter. The show was about a guy who tries to set up a 3rd grade reunion party for his current gf. So he invites all the classmates he can. This ultimately rekindles relationships that went on to HS and lost loves. Due to this, they all reconnect and start being friends.
One of the hooks for me was that it has constant continuity. If you watch all of the episodes it feels like one long story rather than episodic like nearly every other comedy. That's where I think it fit perfectly with How I Met Your Mother, this could have been a new breed of TV.
The show has a very likeable cast, and the one's you don't like will be gone by midseason for some reason. Everybody is familiar too, especially if you watch it now for the first time. Nearly every actor was in something else, whether the guy from Walking Dead, the girl from Party Down, the gay guy from Modern Family, the guy from The Event, the girl from Better Off Ted and so forth. Due to that, there's no awkwardness of if you're going to like this or that person since you're familiar with them.
Instead of course the network cancelled it, picked up Big Bang Theory and forever imprisoned good TV for bad.