By Dan Moren
March 31, 2019 2:24 PM PT
We Like: Get Shorty (TV show)
These days I’m pretty judicious with my TV time: if something’s not working for me an episode or two in, it’s often not going to get the chance to go further. And frankly, given the embarrassment of riches that is Peak TV, we’ve got more shows to watch than we could possibly have time for in a thousand lifetimes.
So, when I stumble across something that not only does work but which I devour in the course of, say, a week, well, it’s a pleasant surprise.
To that end, allow me to recommend the first season of Get Shorty, loosely based on the Elmore Leonard novel of the same name, which was itself previously adapted into a 1995 John Travolta film. The show shares little in common with the book and movie, other than the basic premise: a mob enforcer finds himself embroiled in the surreal world of Hollywood as he tries to make a movie.…