Club Slamwich


Needless to say it's been a week of many changes here at I Fought the Law. I've found a much more effective way of coloring the strips, courtesy of fellow online cartoonist Tom Sciortino. I'm not excatly sure what I'm doing or why it works, but it has something to do with the television show Alias. In addition to enbettereing the strips I've also used my newfound coloring powers to make a better logo (see above), and while on my aesthetic improvement kick I also went ahead and evened out the vertical alignment. So with the exception of the Docket weeks everything should look almost professional from here on out.

On to this week's strip. While I was satisfied in a karmic, philosophical sense that Girls Club crashed and burned after two of the measliest of episodes, I was slightly disappointed in that it marked the drying up of a fertile source of comedy for the likes of me. But I'll be damned if some sensible FOX executive is going to rob me of at least one joke at the expense of network television's latest feeble attempt at drawing in the bitter, battle-ready, upwardly mobile college girl demographic. So take that, David E. Kelly.

As for the actual merits of the show, I don't need to expound on how completely bankrupt it is in every way. There are those out there who are much more qualified at such things than I am. Instead I'll just pre-emptively respond to any wayward feminists out there who may take issue with my Girls Club anaylsis. I understand that things are difficult for the ladies, and by no means am I claiming otherwise. But if Mr. Kelly were genuinely interested in tackling social inequities via television, he might have chosen a more sympathetic cast of everywomen than three attractive, affluent, white San Francisco lawyers. On the other hand, if he were genuinely interested in ratings, nothing puts asses on couches like lesbian erotica. I'm firmly of the opinion that a few strategically-placed steambaths and tickle fights would have skyrocketed Girls Club to the top of the Nielsens.


Yay! I just wanted to test out your niffty "comments" feature...
I also completely missed the entire run of "Girls Club." Maybe thats because ABC is dumb and did next to NO promotion of it... I think the only thing I saw was a poster in the mall like 4 months ago and an ad or two in Cosmo... Get with the program guys...

Last weekend there was still a giant poster in the parking lot of the Glen Park BART station in San Francisco. It wasn't homoerotic enough to hold my interest for very long, so I just asked my girlfriend to point out which one was Claire on 90210.

I want to tell everyone to go to for brilliant recaps of both Girl's Club episodes. And as Matt has said, the Bay Area is littered with giant giant Girl's Club posters with all 3 "girls" in bed together wearing a dazzling array of white sleepwear. Gee, why did this show fail?


Oh, yeah, and Matt is a brilliant cartoonist and stuff.

the girlfriend, i notice your last name is elliott, which is funny because i am in love with elliott smith. so all of this just further proves that holohan is cool.

So, my only comment here is that I'm amazed that someone else knows about Television Without Pity. I didn't realize it was so BROADLY understood. I also read that chick's journal website Hooray. Hooray.

Jed, I am finding (and trying to make) converts everywhere. I enjoy TWoP more than watching the actual shows. Sort of like in Metropolitan where the guy reads literary criticism but doesn't bother with the novels.

girl, i'll be DAMNED if i'm going to stand by and allow you to turn this into a whit stillman discussion.

that's all i have to say.

actually, this is.

no, wait, yeah, this is.

oops, i mean this. this is definitely all i have to say.

fade to black.

just kidding! but, no, seriously, that's all i have to say.

and this.

not to mention this.

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