I hope those of you who caught the first episode of Alice, I Think heard “Irma’s” excellent pronunciation of the word “Voila!” Just one of the subtle jokes that I loved. I’ve seen the first three episodes about six times now, and I like them more each time.
The show got an amazing review in the Globe and Mail on Friday, April 26. John Doyle, Canada’s premiere TV critic, writes:
“You get to meet new people in the summer TV season, and the first person you really should meet is Alice. … Based on the books by Susan Juby, Alice, I Think is gently, dopily hilarious and endlessly charming. The comedy is broad and much of the material obviously focuses on the awfulness of teen life in a small town, but it also has moments of inspired, lunatic satire … The series is impossible to classify. It’s a family-oriented series, but its sense of humour is distinctly offbeat. It’s not a sitcom, and there’s no laugh track, but some bits of humour are clickety-click-slick. In fact, anybody can enjoy it. .. Like Robson Arms, Alice, I Think has a fine sense of whimsy. You’ll be glad you met Alice and her family.”
I’ve seen just over half the episodes now, and can’t wait to see the rest. For all those of you who had/are having viewing parties, rock on. The spirit of Alice is with you!
A special congratulations to the incredible cast, especially Carly McKillip, Connor Price, Rebecca Northan, Dan Payne, Haig Sutherland, Micheal Ecklund, Ryan Robbins, Lori Triolo and Linda Taylor. They are the funniest group of actors I’ve seen in a long time. They’ve each brought something truly wonderful to the characters that used to be confined to the pages of my books.