I think it’s high time someone wrote a screenplay in which John Krasinski and Jason Sudeikis play brothers. I know, you normally shouldn’t write a screenplay based on that sort of idea alone… but damnit, it’s just too perfect to ignore.
This is simply a project crying out to be made. The guys have similar features, something about their look which makes it easily believable they might be related, but it goes deeper than that. I think it first struck me back when Sudeikis was on 30 Rock as The Floydster; but Sudeikis and Krasinski both have an affable, effortless charm that just makes you want to be close to them. This is the reason for my wife’s crush on Krasinski (which is balanced out in this particular case by its counterpoint, my crush on Jenna Fischer, which I bet is probably pretty common in households throughout America, but that’s an entirely different post).
If you date men, at least the ‘nice guy’ variety, these guys are the poster children for that charming guy you are proud to take home to mom. If you don’t date men, their equally attractive as the cool, funny best friend. They’re both hilarious, self-effacing guys, each with an equally disarming air of good humor about them. They should totally play brothers in a movie.
Then again, maybe their too nice and sweet, I’m not sure what an interesting premise for a movie might be. They’d be good con men, since something about them makes you want to trust them… maybe that can be the movie: Two brothers, con men with a heart of gold, who use their powers for good instead of evil, like Robin Hood. Cliche to begin with, sure, but not necessarily unentertaining if written well. There it is, green light this concept and get it rolling.
What ideas do you have, my fine friends out in the series of tubes we call the interweb?
For the most part, I hate CBS. It’s the most watched network on television, and that depresses me.
I was hoping that, while it has plenty of crappy programming as well (this is still network television), NBC would use the recent Super Bowl opportunity to bring back some viewership. I was hoping they would do a good job pointing out what some of their stronger programming is so that they might steal some of that CBS thunder. NBC has some really great shows, like The Office and 30 Rock among others, so it should be fairly easy to make those shows look good. Yet, somehow, NBC failed. With the exception of their Conan ads, most of their advertising wasn’t just uninteresting, it was downright painful to watch.
If there was a saving grace for NBC, it was that they employ the writers for The Office, who offered them a “cold open” that, if there is any justice in this sad world, should give those uninspired CBS hits like Two and a Half Men a run for their money.
Granted, NBC worked pretty hard to nullify the benefits of said cold open by spending too long in their post-game coverage. However, the strength of this wonderful four and a half minutes of television gave NBC the option of simply showing clips during the game to advertise this episode of The Office which was aimed at drawing in new viewers who’d been around for the Super Bowl. It worked at our house, where (with the exception of three people who needed to leave during the game) everyone, all 14 remaining people, stayed and watched the hour long episode, and I think it had everything to do with the strength of the opening segment.
So, in case you missed it, here is the clip of the week.