Rebel Wilson Gets Her Own Show In “Super Fun Night”By: Tobias Roth - October 2, 2013
Rebel Wilson, a comedic actress who has gained fame in recent years, has been given her own show. She is an Australian actress, writer and stand-up comedian. She has previously been seen in comedy films such as Bridesmaids and What To Expect When You’re Expecting. She was also the first woman cast in Pitch Perfect, and gained a ton of recognition for her role as Fat Amy in the film.
The new show features her as the main star and writer, and is brought to audiences by executive producer Conan O’Brien. While it was hard not to fall in love with her and the other actresses featured in Bridesmaids, this show just does not feel right. For starters, the name of the show makes it sound like an immature and shortly lived kind of show. It almost makes it sound as if the show is not able to last more than one night and E Online mentions that you’ll quickly realize that Wilson’s outrageous behavior that we all loved in her movies will smother you, when packed into a mere 22 minutes.
It is hard to imagine dealing with her antics on a weekly basis, but perhaps some people will enjoy it. Wilson stars as Kimmie Boubier, a recently promotoed junior attorney who is used to spending every Friday night with her two best friends, Helen-Alice and Marika. In an attempt to bond with her new attractive boss and her bitchy co-worker, she rallies the girls together in order to continue to spend their Friday nights out on the city, enjoying the nightlife.
According to the Los Angeles Times, after the network ditched the original (and terrible) pilot, the show premieres with its (slightly less terrible) second episode. In this episode, we meet Kimmie Boubier, a pretty and sweet young woman apparently still damaged from abuse suffered at the hands of adolescent mean girls. She plays the typical fat girl who is determined to think of herself as a loser and surrounds herself in a trio of friends while the others are neurotic (Helen-Alice) and a social klutz (Marika). The Times continues to go on and say that “Wilson’s attraction is her often seemingly oblivious dismissal of the ridiculous restrictions on femininity.” She doesn’t want to be bothered by what others think of her and that is great, but it doesn’t sound as if this show gives her the ability to do that.
Super Fun Night premieres tonight at 9:30 on ABC. While Wilson’s brand of comedy has been wildly succcessful in her films, it does not look like this show will be able to achieve that same success.
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