Anyone watch Joe Pera Talks With You on Adult Swim?
Good news, you can watch it all for free right now. All 9 episodes in 99 minutes! I’ll wait…
Oh, you need a summary? It’s a very droll show, centered around a guy who is in his 30s who talks and moves slowly like an old man (he’s not portraying an old man). He’s a middle school choir teacher in Marquette, MI. Each show starts with a stated premise (“Joe Pera Shows You Iron”, “Joe Pera Takes You On a Fall Drive”) but the topics devolve and slip away as Joe’s mind wanders or life happens around him. It would definitely be boring if Joe just showed you all of the best rocks in Marquette but while he’s showing you the rocks, a family stops by to look at his house which they believe is for sale because some neighborhood kids planted a “For Sale” sign in his yard as a prank.
Instead of just devolving into madcap silliness, like maybe you’d see on a Tim & Eric show or John Kroll, the same even tone is carried throughout each episode. They’re delightfully sweet and relaxing, thanks to Pera’s pacing, and his reactions to what is going on around him.
Anyone else catch this show? What do you think?