Better Off Ted 2 Seasons 2009

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Tensions mount when Ted, Linda and Veronica end up sharing offices.

Starring:
Jay Harrington, Portia de Rossi
Runtime:
22 minutes
Original air date:
June 30, 2009

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Genres Comedy
Director Michael Fresco
Starring Jay Harrington, Portia de Rossi
Supporting actors Andrea Anders, Jonathan Slavin, Malcolm Barrett, Maz Jobrani, Joy Osmanski, Rizwan Manji, Tom Hughes, Ithamar Enriquez, Jason Suhrke, Allen C. Liu
Season year 2009
Network ABC
Producers Justin Adler, Michael Fresco, Victor Fresco, Michael Glouberman, Lisa Iannone, Dan O'Shannon, Michael A. Ross, Marc Solakian, Michael Teverbaugh
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Very funny and quirky.
Wayne
The show never lets you get too comfortable, and that's a good thing.
Shevi
Great characters - well cast!
KATHERINE PETERS

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48 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Shevi on July 21, 2009
Format: DVD
Veridian Dynamics is a large corporatation that invents, tests and markets everything from deadly pumpkins to beef that tastes like despair. Ted works there as a manager. He's a good and sane man in a heartless--and often insane--corporate environment. The comedy in this series comes from seeing just how insane work at Veridian can be and the hoops Ted jumps through to keep the insanity in check.

Each episode begins with a commercial for Veridian Dynamics, parodies of commercials put out by real world corporations. These commercials are so biting--and funny--one wonders who would dare advertise on a show like this. Portia De Rodsi steals the show as Ted's boss, Veronica, who embodies all that is beautiful, perfect, devious and heartless at Veridian. Veronica is the kind of woman who likes having Ted's young daughter around, because her presense makes it easier for Veronica to fire people.

The show never lets you get too comfortable, and that's a good thing. It is brilliant, hysterically funny and original, so much so that it's a wonder it hasn't been taken off the air . . . yet. On TV or DVD, catch it while you can.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Ibhuk on October 6, 2011
This is a perfect example of a show cancelled before it should have been. The writers were incredible and the actors played their characters to comedic genius. It was slightly cheesy at points, but I'm pretty show that's the point. The entire show is so over-the-top you can't help laughing, especially the Veridian Dynamics commercials.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By H. Seiferth on July 12, 2009
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What a great ensemble cast, snappy writing, and pure fun... I didn't even know this show existed until Hulu brought it to my attention... First show I've felt like buying...
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 10, 2010
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This is really a two-part review. The first is for the show itself.
There is something wrong with the taste of the TV-viewing public if BETTER OFF TED cannot survive in prime time. It's a funny show and deserved better. Portia deRossi-- who knew she was so funny?! The woman is hysterical and needs a show of her own. Jay Harrington, as the titular Ted, was a perfect straight man for the bizarre shenanigans and outright evil of Veridian, the fictional corp for which he slaved, and he also deserves a second life on TV.
I could go on and on, but this is supposed to be about the DVD as well.
The DVD is a disappointment. Honestly, rating ONLY the DVD, I would give it one star. It seems the company had no interest in spending a nickel beyond the absolute minimum, reusing a publicity photo for the art and adding ZERO bonus material. Really-- zero. No commentary, no behind the scenes, no liner notes, not even a commercial or trailer from ABC. Like I said, disappointing. It's the most bare-bones DVD I have ever bought--even direct-to-DVD movies have more than this. It makes the show itself--which is great--seem cheap, sad and forgotten.
If you want to see the show, and I mean REALLY want to see it, buy the DVD but know what you're getting. Just the episodes, nothing (NOTHING!) else.
Consider this a case study in how a show is written off with an obligatory DVD.
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In 2009, executive producer Victor Fresco (consulting producer of "My Name is Earl" and executive producer of "Andy Richter Saves the Universe") unveiled his single-camera sitcom "Better Off Ted" in Spring 2009 on ABC.

The series revolves around a company, Veridian Dynamics which creates various products in the world (for home and for military) and focuses on the Research and Development department headed by Ted Crisp. Each episode, we see various products/ideas being developed by the scientists. From experiments which include freezing one of their employees, pumpkins that can be used for warfare, goo that ignites on contact with paper to bunnies used as weapons, Veridian Dynamics is a company that will develop anything that their clients ask for. These products are implemented under the direction of Ted's emotionless boss Veronica and the research and development is overseen by Ted and then later tested courtesy of the Testing Department headed by Linda.

What makes the series so entertaining is the fact that Veronica is a no-nonsense, emotionless boss who only cares about making money for the company. Ted, although the R&D director sides with his boss and the company but yet morally, his perspective is kept in check by his young daughter Rose. Meanwhile, there is sexual tension between Ted and Linda, while the lab scientists provide the comic relief by developing the craziest experiments that typically has some interesting side effects.

The series is shot mostly during at work inside the building of Veridian Dynamics but the hijinks that happens during each day at work is quite fun, hilarious and just outright crazy.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By J. Morrison on March 15, 2012
I noticed that this show had more than 20 reviews and every single review gave it 5 stars. Now, that just doesn't happen. It seems as though there is always some disgruntled person(s) that just doesn't "get" something. I'm pretty sure there are many people who never give a "5", just on principal - nothing's perfect.

Well, now I get it. This show DOES deserve 5 stars! Smart, funny and very entertaining. One of the best TV shows ever. How could this have been cancelled?
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