Wednesday, March 4, 2009

"Trust Me" - My New Favorite Television Show

I work in advertising and marketing, so I love all things advertising.  So much so, that sometimes I feel guilty flying through commercials at 4X speed on the Tivo!  However, if there is a movie, or a TV show, or a book that I come across on the subject, you better believe that I'll be diving into it.

I love reading biographies and books written by great advertising giants of the past.  People like David Ogilvy, Leo Burnett, and many others.  I like reading about the current guys - like Donnie Deutsch - too.  These are some of the books that my family deems "boooorrriiinnggggg!"  There seem to be a lot of books that I read that get this reaction from them.

I have really enjoyed watching Mad Men for the last two seasons.  It is a great show, and set in a time period when the ad business was really taking off and coming into its own.  It is a very well made - and well acted - show with some great advertising principals and history mixed in.  But it's not necessarily a fun show to watch.  It can be kind of slow at times.

But new to TV last month on TNT is the show Trust Me.  So far, I absolutely love this show!  It takes place in a modern advertising agency, so it is more current and relevant.  They are dealing with new forms of advertising, via the internet, etc.  You feel like you really are getting a sense of the agency experience.  

The cast is great, also.  The stars are Eric McCormick (of Will & Grace fame) and one of my favorite actors, Tom Cavanagh.  Cavanagh is best know for his role as the title character in the TV show, Ed, which is one of my favorite shows of all time.  These two have a great chemistry on screen as best friends and two halves of an agency creative team (a copywriter and an art director).

I hope that this show makes it on the air for a long time.  I'm not holding my breath, though.  I seem to have a knack for really getting into shows that don't even make it a whole season.  And some of them are great shows.  A good example being Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.  That was a very smart, funny show from the creators of West Wing, which also is one of my all time favorites.  (Notice that I like shows that make me feel like I'm getting a behind-the-scenes look at real life work places?  Hunh?)

So I will keep watching Trust Me faithfully in hopes that it will make it.  And I encourage all of you to watch it too.  Tuesday nights on TNT at 10pm.  I guarantee you'll like it, or your money back!

In other news.....still sick (worse today), I can feel my metabolism rising as I type, and this beard is already driving me insane.  Thanks for reading!

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