Tuesday, December 26, 2006


I've watched three episodes now of Stacked, the short-lived Fox sitcom starring Pamela Anderson as an unlikely bookstore clerk, and, you know what? It's charming, funny, cute, clever, and intelligent.

The show's characters include a failed novelist, and a physics professor (played by Taxi's Christopher Lloyd), and the setting is a lovely little independent bookshop. As someone who writes, and as someone who used to work in a bookstore, I'm actually really enjoying this -- and so is Carolyn, so you can be sure it's not just Pammy that this has going for it.

The creator and head writer is Steven Levitan, who created Just Shoot Me and wrote four episodes of Frasier. The whole series -- the 14 episodes that aired, plus 5 more that never did -- is now out on DVD. Remember, if you dismiss it at a glance, you're simply judging a book by its cover ... and we all know that's not fair. :)



At December 27, 2006 4:23 PM , Blogger Lou_Sytsma said...

OK - but who picked this up? ;)

At December 27, 2006 4:35 PM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

It was an impulse purchase of mine. :) I confess to being a Pam Anderson fan, all the more so since she gave me a wave and a great big smile when I happened to catch sight of her (and she saw me looking at her) at the Beverly Hills Hotel in 2004. She's like Bill Shatner has become: a pop-culture icon who doesn't take herself too seriously, and is willing to poke fun at herself.

At December 27, 2006 10:03 PM , Blogger Lou_Sytsma said...

Aha - guilty as charged. Yes, she does have a sense of humour especially after seeing her cameo in the Borat movie.

At February 09, 2007 5:55 AM , Blogger Mike Hobart said...

I thought it was a fun show -- Pamela once again shows that she enjoys sending herself up, something that doesn't always come naturally to American celebrities (but then she is a Canadian).

Unfortunately our local TV programmer here in Australia obviously dislikes her and axed STACKED after four episodes. They did the same thing to V.I.P. which had the worst reviews I've ever seen (only one reviewer realised it was actually supposed to be funny).


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