These Cavemen succeeded in making a great show. They had me after 15 seconds, when one of the cavemen walked onscreen with a shirt that says, "Fire good!"
The Cavemen also have a lot of their own lingo. Don't you wish you had more occasions to use these catchy little phrases? In tonight's show, for example, a new guy moves into the Cavemen's apartment complex. Nick is convinced that this guy is a "shaver," meaning a caveman who shaves and cuts his body hair daily in order to pass as a 'Sapien (that's caveman slang again... I just wanted to use it.)
This is the first TV show about cavemen ever, and a lot of the show's comic power comes from this fact. It's going to take a long time for caveman jokes to get old. I know there are a lot of people out there who think the show's stupid, though, and I'd like to know why. What am I missing? What's your beef?
Tonight's episode had Laird (Jerry O'Connell) getting back together with his insane ex-wife, Joanniffer (Rebecca Romijn). Joanniffer is a tide-pool of emotion, a controlling and manipulative party girl who is probably just the victim of a terrible made-up name. Why is Laird even with her? Is it because her boobs are constantly falling out of her robe and she drinks cocktails at 8 a.m.? No, that could not possibly be it.
Because he's obviously with her for the freaky sex, it's hard to feel bad for Laird when she has a melt-down. But it's also hard to hate Joannifer, though, because she's just taking advantage of someone who wants to be taken advantage of. All of the emotional stress plus the driving time made this show the most edgy half hour of my day. I don't think I'll be checking this one out again.