Goode Vibrations

by Smitty

Concur with Tigerhawk: the Goode Family was quite good. I’m going to be stingy and give it a B+, just so the don’t get complacent.

  • Dad works at the school, so there is much room for swipes at academia.
  • Mom is a stereotypical granola-head, staring entranced at a billboard in the supermarket with products shifting from the “good” to the “bad” column, and back.
  • The daughter, Bliss, seems the straight character.
  • The adopted son, hilariously named Ubuntu, is old enough to drive but seems to have some developmental challenges. Tofu overload?

The family is all vegan, including the poor dog, but the dog is really the canine equivalent of the Junk Food Junkie,

wiping out all the local fauna.
The show made some fun of the religious right, mocking father/daughter purity balls as just a little creeped out.
Given the left’s general non-capacity for laughing at itself, this series has excellent potential. The thought of a crazed, Andrew Sullivan-esque blogger character fulminating at the mouth over something inane could provide some quality belly-laughs, indeed.


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