From John Semley of Toronto Life:
- The art of self-defence: the unbearable anxiety of being Ken Finkleman
Good Dogâ€™s reality-show-within-the-show eventually recedes (the network passes on Georgeâ€™s idea), but only after its premise has taken root. Instead of watching a show about a guy making a show about a guy living with a woman half his age, weâ€™re now watching a show about a guy living with a woman half his age. That matryoshka doll meta-ness is a hallmark of Finklemanâ€™s workâ€”it instantly recalls The Newsroom, which for three seasons between 1996 and 2005 mapped out the machinations of an evening news show modelled after and shot at the CBC. Read more.
One thought on “The Unbearable Anxiety of Being Ken Finkleman”
While I love Finkleman’s work – always have – I’m thinking Larry David might be looking for his premise, as it appears to have been stolen in this latest show.
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