Kidding looks interesting, that’s for certain. Whether or not it will be Jim Carrey’s ticket back to the big league is anyone’s guess?
Carrey, with his pageboy hairdo, resembles something out of Dumb and Dumber, but it seems Kidding is anything but a goofball comedy. Realistic drama filled with Carrey-esque moments seems to be the theme, yet it’s all a bit of a mystery at the moment. The series is directed by French film-maker Michael Gondry, who also worked with Carrey on Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, so it will definitely be one thing – DEEP.
The trailer comes off as colorful and truly peculiar, yet with a tint of desperate sadness. This seems to be the going flavor in cinematic TV right now, with big mind-bending, quasi-psychedelic concepts like Maniac and The Innocents also hitting our screens exceptionally soon.
A big plus here is that Kidding co-star’s Catherine Keener, who is always on point. Her most memorable roles for most were in The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Death to Smoochy, so the show gets a big gold star by having her on board.
Headlining Kidding is a big move for Jim Carrey, as he has received some sensational and often degrading press in recent years, which has substantially affected his career. To see him get back to top form can only be good for cinema of both the big and small screened variety.
Let’s hope Kidding delivers.
In his first series regular role in over two decades, Jim Carrey stars as Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles, an icon of children’s television and a beacon of kindness and wisdom to America’s impressionable young minds and the parents who grew up with him. But when this beloved personality’s family begins to implode, Jeff finds no fairy tale, fable or puppet will guide him through the crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope. The result: a kind man in a cruel world faces a slow leak of sanity as hilarious as it is heartbreaking.
Kidding premieres September 9th, 2018 on Showtime. Trailer Below…
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