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[ # ] Kidding is the hidden gem for this fall season
September 9th, 2018 under Jim Carrey, Showtime


Jim Carrey returns to TV tonight at 10p in Kidding and you not going to want to miss this Showtime dramedy.

Jeff Piccirillo (Jim Carrey) is a Mr. Rogers like television host called Mr. Pickles. For 30 years, he has brought happiness to children all over the country. Like his character, he lives an innocent existence. But it cannot keep him away from heartache.

His son recently Phil died in a car accident, Phil’s twin Will (Cole Allen) survived, so did his mother who was driving. On that day, a big piece of the Piccirillo family died with Phil.

Jill (Judy Greer) is dealing with his death like any grieving mother would and she kicked her husband out of the house. Their son is rebelling against everything and only sees his dad once a week. Jeff handles it as best he can, but someone like him does not comprehend the situation like you and I would. He is one of those people who truly sees the world through rose-colored glasses.

Jeff decides he wants to do an episode all about his death, but his father, who is also the executive producer of the show, won’t let him do it. He feels the topic is too grim or the young viewers of the show. As Jeff dwells further into depression, his father plots on how to replace his son on the show. His dad sees dollar signs over his son’s feelings.

Jeff’s sister, Deirdre (Catherine Keener), who also works on Mr. Pickles, does everything she can to save his job. But she has other problems to deal with in her life that are about her husband and their daughter who is acting out.

Kidding is a hard show to describe, but it is one that you will love because it is special in its own way.

When I first moved to LA, the first celebrity I interviewed that I saw who had “it” was Jim Carrey. There is something special about him and he touches you in a way other celebrities do not. While most people love him for his comedy, I prefer his dramatic work. To me, The Majestic is my favorite movie of his and this show reminds me a lot of that film. There is a sweetness and an innocence that only Jim Carrey can bring to a role like this.

It is his presence that makes Kidding the surprisingly enjoyable show of the fall. Tune in every Sunday at 10p for a show that is not like anything else on TV.

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