October Road

TV Show
On DVD: 
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Running Time: 
552 Minutes

If, for any reason, you find yourself watching a show starting at the very beginning of its second season, you’ll know it’s a pretty damn good show when you can get the gist of things, fall in love with the characters, and find yourself laughing. October Road, despite some of its quirkier hard to believe characters; the oaf buddy having trouble with love, the impossibly chipper pizza girl, the demonic ex-wife, or the grungy buddy on the outs, it paints a picture of a small town where people are forgiving and everyone knows one another. It makes one jealous that they don’t live there and provides an escape. Though it epitomizes the dramatic soap opera like qualities that I despise in shows like these, October Road had an unrelenting charm that unfortunately failed to capture a steady audience.