“Raising Hope” is similar to Gregory Thomas Garcia’s other show, “My Name is Earl,” in that both shows started out strong, had solid first seasons, and then began to wear out their premises. In addition to the fact that “New Girl” is a poor match for a lead-in, the first half of this season spun its wheels, even if the characters themselves — especially the parents played by Martha Plimpton and Garret Dillahunt — have been able to maintain their awesomeness. Seriously, those guys are two of the best comedic actors on TV. The show turned a corner, however, with its Valentine’s Day episode when Jimmy and Sabrina finally got together. HOWEVER, “My Name is Earl” also turned a huge corner at one point when they got rid of the list, but then Garcia began doing a lot of stunt-casting and before long, I’d lost interest again. Then it got canceled.
All I’m saying is: “Raising Hope” is a great show. Don’t ruin it with a bunch of stunt casting, although I do give props to Garcia for bringing in Katy Perry and then completely abandoning what it is that makes Katy Perry appealing, which is to say: her boobs. She’ll be on the March 6th episode as a prison guard (see above). There’s three more hideous boner-killing images below, which just goes to show: Even the hottest women are merely a wispy mustache and an ugly wig away from looking like trailer trash.