I have to admit that most of the time, I enjoy listening to Earl make sense of very stupid scenarios. But nonetheless the show offers a unique take on entertainment and it is safe to assume that Earl’s character is a very critical part of its success...of course the writers have a hand in ensuring that.
I’ve always found movies or television shows based on or featuring a poor character to be very interesting. That world bring with it such chaos that it makes the very entertainment we love, even better. But on Earls World, it is funny but human. A man with a good intent, in a world which does not even recognize such an act, but his activities begs the question….can Karma push you to be this good?....think about that for a sec.
He decides he wants to turn his life around and makes a list of all the bad things he's ever done. After doing his first good deed, he finds his $100,000 lottery ticket. He sees this as a sign and, with his new lucky money, he proceeds to cross items off the list, one by one, by doing good deeds in correspondence to the list items to atone for them.
One reviewer has noted the significance of the fact that Earl's very confession to having led a life of idiocy is what endears him to the viewer, and is what suggests that there is more to his character than the surface persona that the viewer initially sees.
Some critics have claimed that the series has a Scientologist bias or message, with actors Jason Lee and Ethan Suplee being Scientologists. If so, how many films in the history of television and entertainment, continue to have Catholic or Evangelical bias? C'mon
Creator and head writer Greg Garcia wrote the pilot while working on another sitcom, Yes, Dear. He initially pitched the series to Fox, which passed on the series. He then approached NBC, which optioned the pilot on a cast-contingent basis, meaning they would order the pilot provided a suitable cast could be assembled.
An Entertaining Lesson in Family and being a good Person
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