If you’re not watching the second season of IFC’s scathingly funny The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman, then I ask you: “Why not?” (And don’t tell me it’s the show you’ve never seen, but inexplicably hate!)
Seriously, Jackie Woodman is the kind of show that would be snapping up Emmy nominations if it had the marketing muscle of HBO behind it. Series stars Laura Kightlinger (pictured; she’s also the show’s creator) and Nicholle Tom do boozy, bawdy comedy with a zest not seen on the small screen since AbFab’s Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley. And unlike their Sex and the City predecessors, Kightlinger’s Jackie and Tom’s Tara have moments of tragic un-hipness: They’re mid-level Los Angeles wannabes, and their clothes, their apartments, and their cars (or lack thereof) reflect their lot in life with painfully delectable accuracy.
Anyhow, with Flight of the Conchords‘ debut season all finished, and with 30 Rock still weeks from its sophomore premiere, I implore you once more: Check out The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman, this Sunday, at 11:30 p.m. EDT. If you can’t wait till then, check out some selected clips at the show’s official site or the opening credits (after the jump)! I’ll check back Monday and we can all discuss.