Buffy the Fugpire Slayer

The Crazy Ones is a weird-ass animal. I watched the pilot, and felt like someone at the network said, “This is a comedy! Who cares about relationships, and stakes, and emotion. Cut everything that isn’t Robin Williams being manic, James Wolk being a writhing man-whore, and Kelly Clarkson.” Now, I don’t object to any of those three things on principle — even Robin Williams Mania is still good, in small doses — but reducing itself to yuks meant that the show put way too much pressure on those gags to be home runs, and they simply weren’t. I want it to find itself, because I love SMG and James Wolk and Hamish Linklater. And because I like seeing her out and about, and in these shoes:

I do have concerns about why she is wearing a scrunchie around her waist, as if her body actually a ponytail from 1990. It’s a BIT early for Halloween costumes, SMG, and besides, when the time comes, shouldn’t you go as Friends/Buffy hybrid Ross Michelle Gellar?

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Comments (22):

  1. Lizzy

    Yep, remove the scrunchy and you have something.

    Love the guys in the background!

  2. Amanda

    That dress would have been perfectly acceptable without the scrunchy. She seems a bit skeptical about it herself.

  3. Maria L.

    This shouldn’t work, such an odd color combo. And it really doesn’t work. But for some reason, I think it looks good on her. I think it’s because I like the white dress under the scrunchie and dig the metallic shoes.

  4. LoriK

    I too love I love SMG and James Wolk and Hamish Linklater. I love them enough to want them to be in a better show, and for SMG not to be dressed as a ponytail from 1990.

  5.  Sarah

    I’ve only watched the first episode so far and it wasn’t great–but I feel like comedies often take awhile to gel (example, I’ve been loving the Mindy Project and that had a really rocky start) so I’ll stick with it a bit because I love Smidge.

    As for the outfit, the matchiness of the shoes to the scrunchie diminshes my love of the shoes–better without the scrunchie.

  6. Sajorina

    I like her outfit as is, especially the shoes! And I like the show… The cast is great and it may take a few episodes, but I think it’ll work itself out! I have faith in SMG and the power of Buffy!

  7.  HelenBackAgain

    I couldn’t decide if I liked the show or not. Probably give it another episode… SMG has always been a dab hand with comedy, so she’s a major asset.

    To the outfit, love the shoes, and I think the peplum would work if it were made of a more drape-y fabric, not sticking out stiffly like this.

    The hair could’ve used some work. Or less work. One of those.

  8. OlivierSansAU

    I’d say she should go as Phoebe Buffay the Vampire Slayer. Classic Friends.

  9. annie

    The other day I was out with my brother and a woman wearing a peplum skirt walked by. Like the men in the picture he was confused and amused. The peplum is just a mess, please let the trend end quickly.

  10. Lily1214

    I like this dress! And I think the guys in the picture like it too.

  11. Bella

    I like this a lot. It’s girly, fun and the shoes are great.

  12. TonyG

    One of the guys in the picture is not too sure about this dress. I gave the dress the same look because of the peplum.

  13. val.

    I do not like her hair this bleachy-blonde. I also don’t really love the dress. The scrunchy seems like an afterthought, although I do appreciate the coordinating shoes.

  14. BethC

    I saw her in a promo for the visit to Letterman, and just went “Oh, honey, no.” Peplums can be hard to wear under the best of circumstances, and this was not anywhere near the best.

  15. miriam

    I think if it had been more of a waist band rather than a weird scrunchy, it would have looked great.

    And those guys in the back look pleased as punch.

  16. fritanga

    …but reducing itself to yuks meant that the show put way too much pressure on those gags to be home runs, and they simply weren’t. I want it to find itself, because I love SMG and James Wolk and Hamish Linklater.

    Oh, THANK YOU. I think I’ve given up on it, because 1) I absolutely hate Robin Williams, 2) I find I don’t like Wolk as a “writhing man-whore” [SO PERFECT] nearly as much as I adored Bob Benson, and 3) Hamish Linklater is playing a marginalized sad sack, which hurts my heart.

    Funnily enough, I like what SMG wears on the series a lot (I coveted the large chunky jewel earrings she wears at the beginning of ep 2), but in RL she just blows it all the time. Waist scrunchie is right. I know she’s a size 00, but not even a tiny woman should adorn herself in this manner.

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