I know Bman watched this last night, too. Honestly... I really wanted to like it. Like a good little geek, I love Kevin Smith. And I do like it, in the way I like listening to Scotty Prime and his comicy buddies talk comics... for a while. However, after a while the banter gets old for me and that's what happened about a half hour into this show.
Television Without Pity has a good interview with Smith up on its site:
"This is a show about real geeks. My life is settled in all the other ways. I got a real family, I got a kid, I got a wife, my life went on happily ever after. My passion is still alive, though. My passion just happens to be Boris Karloff dolls or watching Planet of the Apes or Harry Potter. I like watching adults getting into stuff they're not supposed to -- and I don't mean children because that fucking disgusting. I mean things that they're not supposed to because it's reserved for kids. We spend this much time developmentally enjoying play, and then they're like, 'Get to work.' Because no one wants to sit around and watch a kid 24/7, you know? Shove them in a school, shove them over here. So we don't get to play as much. Geeks get to play forever. Just like actors and athletes get to be kids forever, those of us who are into this kind of shit exude passion because we wear it on our sleeves."
I really love that quote - he hit it right on the head.