DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
ANOTHER important episode of Happy Endings, this one about who would survive the zom-bie attack. When it comes. I can see why this show has been saved until the summer non-ratings period, and it’s unrelated to zombies. It’s because it’s light enough for us to use as a mosquito net when we’re out camping un- der the stars. And by under the stars I mean Alpha Centauri and Sirius and whatever, not, like, Leonardo Dicaprio.
Dave’s a zombie, is the real meaning of the episode. Sleepwalking through life. Just to guide you through that metaphor. Dave’s the guy whose girlfriend Alex (Elisha Cuthbert) left him standing in the church like a shag on a rock the day – the moment – they were meant to be getting married. First episode. So you can see, possibly, why he could be going through a period of adjustment. He’s having a big one though. He’s going to quit his job – one of those spiritcrushing yet stable ones – and open a steak restaurant. Or maybe not just steak. Maybe also food from other countries. Thai food. Mexican. For when you can’t decide. This is his
Bye bye bride: Elisha Cuthbert dream, nurtured via a box of recipes and clippings over many years. He’s going to try to find investors and, failing that, cash in his super. Clearly it’s an idiotic plan, and everyone’s against it. Only they can’t say anything on account of his recent psychological destruction.
Penny therefore is the most eligible dater of the group, and it’s a situation that will be milked dry. The message tonight is cautionary: do not venture outside your jeans pool. Her new guy uses fashion ironically (dresses like he works for NASA), but I think the most disturbing thing is hearing the word irony in an American sitcom. Happy Endings Channel 7, 7.30pm