FOX's Eco-Tinged 'Running Wilde' Overshadowed By 'Arrested Development' Expectation
Say it ain’t so, Gob! For die-hard fans of Will Arnett’s critically-acclaimed, insanely comedic turn as Arrested Development’s George Oscar Bluth II, hopes have been exceedingly high for his new FOX series Running Wilde, which is why it’s not terribly surprising that certain critics are giving it a sound thrashing. They’re expecting one thing and getting another.
The new Arnett-penned romantic comedy explores the zany world of a filthy rich oil heir man-child who tries to reconnect with his granola, tree-hugging childhood sweetheart, a premise which sounds perfectly intriguing, but not to critics who are questioning where and when the Bluth factor will be injected into the mix. The comedic alchemy of Arrested Development – which revolved around a stellar cast and impeccably written script – isn’t something that happens very often. Even with Mitchell Hurwitz, Will Arnett and comedian David Cross pooling their talents on Running Wilde (all of them an integral part of Arrested Development’s success), lightning rarely strikes twice.
Still, some are acknowledging that the series is worth checking out, if not for Arnett’s effortless portraying of a convincing doofus, then certainly for the perennially likable Keri Russell and her dimwitted eco-warrior boyfriend, played by David Cross. Airing on FOX Tuesdays at 9:30/8:30 C, here’s a smile-worthy interview with the two leading actors which will make you want to root for Team Wilde! (Did you see it last night? What did you think?)
Via Buddy TV