Movable Type 3.2
September 22, 2010
Pilot Review: Running WildeTV
Running Wilde is a sitcom about a rich, obnoxious, self-involved playboy (Will Arnett) who's carrying a torch for his childhood sweetheart, now an obnoxious do-gooder (Keri Russell) living in the Amazon with her obnoxious environmentalist boyfriend and her obnoxiously-named daughter Puddle. He gets them to move back to the States so he can try to make her a worse woman before she makes him a better man, or something. Yes, completely unrealistic. Completely silly. And yet oddly watchable!
Okay, it wasn't a coincidence that I used the word "obnoxious" four times in that first sentence. The two main characters both have a long way to go to make me care about them. But the show as a whole was better than I expected! And I don't even have the fond associations that many people have with Arnett and Russell, as I didn't watch their previous shows. I expected to hate the little girl narrator, but she was actually rather delightful. And the set-up is quite like a romance novel, and that could be good or bad. But I'm willing to hang around for a little while to find out.Posted by Kat at September 22, 2010 04:00 PM