Without the pressure and weighty expectations involved in producing a major work, inspiration flows freely and the result is an even more accomplished piece of art.
This may have been what happened with Git by Song Il-gon, the director of Flower Island (2001), Spider Forest (2004), and various award-winning short films including The Picnic (1999).
The resultant Re Tool brought in Cate's cantankerous father Jim (James Garner) and slacker nephew C. The rating also took a plunge shortly after episodes dealing with Paul's death and it was cancelled within two years. I've got a very important announcement for the whole family.
The series aired on ABC from September 2002 to April 2005, a total of 76 episodes in 3 seasons.
My boss has been acting weird/standoffish towards me since I made this comment, and understandably so. This is problematic on multiple levels, including that you shouldn’t be calling teenage girls “whores” for expressing a perfectly age-appropriate, culture-appropriate interest in dating.
But he is also a devout Christian (we’ve discussed this many times), not to mention my boss. Actually, you shouldn’t be calling them “whores” even if it weren’t age-appropriate or culture-appropriate.
Then he paused, looked at me, and said “I bet you had that problem!
” Without thinking, I instinctively responded, “Actually, I didn’t, because my parents didn’t raise a whore.” I was raised in a devoutly Christian home in which provocative clothing and behavior was forbidden, and dating wasn’t even a consideration.
I find Ritter’s performance — as a father besieged by a pop culture he no longer understands — to be, within the confines of the series’ dumb-dad punchlines, rousingly substantial.
Ritter throws himself into arguing over missed curfews and the exposed thong lines of his eldest daughter, the effectively appalling Bridget (Kaley Cuoco).