9:00 pm - 07/17/2012

Rider Strong Spoofs USA Network's Formula in 'Hooker Lawyer'

While AMC's "Mad Men" may get the lion's share of the press coverage, it's USA Network that's spent several straight years as the number-one network in basic cable prime with its roster of original hour-long dramedies based on unlikely partnerships and/or brilliant investigators/legal mediators/spies/therapists/doctors who are great at their jobs, but whose personal lives are a disaster.
It's a formula ("Characters welcome") that continues to work even as its consistency makes it all too easy to mock, as the video below from comedy team Paulilu does particularly well. Comedians Paul W. Downs and Lucia Aniello (along with special guest Rider Strong) present spoof spots for three new (and not implausible) USA series that happen to share the same title. "After all, aren't we all hookers deep down where it counts?"


what's your favourite show on USA? 
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brucelynn 17th-Jul-2012 08:03 pm (UTC)
shelostcontro1 17th-Jul-2012 08:09 pm (UTC)
mixswiss 17th-Jul-2012 08:15 pm (UTC)
ty for making me aware of that podcast!
brenden 17th-Jul-2012 08:04 pm (UTC)
oooo he aged very well
ashleyyyy 17th-Jul-2012 10:02 pm (UTC)
Seems like he didn't age at all
choukoumei 17th-Jul-2012 08:05 pm (UTC)
I can't even click play because I keep looking at his expression in that preview o.O

My favorite USA shows are Burn Notice and Psych. I actually don't watch the lawyer shows.
hershelwalker 17th-Jul-2012 08:07 pm (UTC)
that's a woman lol
choukoumei 17th-Jul-2012 08:12 pm (UTC)
There are 3 people in the preview I'm seeing, one of them is Rider.
glamoroustype 17th-Jul-2012 08:05 pm (UTC)
White Collar >>>>
rhapsodeeinblue 17th-Jul-2012 08:06 pm (UTC)
Rider Strong is such a porn star name.
brucelynn 17th-Jul-2012 08:17 pm (UTC)
ride her strong
treebraids 17th-Jul-2012 08:07 pm (UTC)
Rider Strong's character is basically franklin and bash.
procedurals 17th-Jul-2012 08:07 pm (UTC)
i kinda love all the usa network shows, it's a little embarrassing

i guess my favorites are white collar & psych... i have a love/hate relationship with suits
shelostcontro1 17th-Jul-2012 08:07 pm (UTC)
treebraids 17th-Jul-2012 08:07 pm (UTC)
White collar's first episode this season made no damn sense.
she_rockstar 17th-Jul-2012 08:15 pm (UTC)
Had Peter not contacted Neal the Feds wouldn't have found him. It was a mess. I liked the episode in spite of it. :(
treebraids 17th-Jul-2012 08:45 pm (UTC)
They could have let the fed search for neal themselves and let peter take a back seat in the episode.
severalstories 17th-Jul-2012 10:05 pm (UTC)
queen_norleans 17th-Jul-2012 10:54 pm (UTC)
I have to say the geek in me enjoyed the huge hug Peter gave Neal when he found him though.
flaming_poof 17th-Jul-2012 08:08 pm (UTC)
Aren't they the ladies from Real Housewives of South Boston?
"Jackie's Packie out on Route 34!"
holypotatoes1 17th-Jul-2012 08:45 pm (UTC)
she_rockstar 17th-Jul-2012 08:08 pm (UTC)
It's funny cause it's true. Hee.

Rider Strong looks amazing.
anchors_oceans 17th-Jul-2012 08:09 pm (UTC)
lbr psych is where it's at. i wish i lived in santa barbara so i could bang shawn and eat popcorn with gus alll niiight looong.
flyingpigs_live 17th-Jul-2012 09:47 pm (UTC)
Psych ftw
hedgerowbustle 17th-Jul-2012 08:10 pm (UTC)
Gosh, I was so in love with him growing up!

I don't watch USA though. I don't like lawyer or cop shows.
jalie89 17th-Jul-2012 08:10 pm (UTC)
I love most of the shows on USA. The only ones I could never get into were In Plain Sight, Fairly Legal, and Royal Pains.
treebraids 17th-Jul-2012 08:22 pm (UTC)
In plain sight is good. As for Fairly Legal, and Royal Pain you are not missing much. calling them hot mess would be an insult to hot mess.
browniecakemix 17th-Jul-2012 08:45 pm (UTC)
I liked Royal Pains well enough but I stopped watching it halfway through the 2nd season, and IPS was really good at first but then they fired the showrunner. :( I never saw Fairly Legal.
sgmajorshipper 17th-Jul-2012 08:49 pm (UTC)
Me too. And Suits, I haven't watched Suits yet.
misscrystal 17th-Jul-2012 09:31 pm (UTC)
You should get on that, then. It's probably the best show USA is running right now.
joliebelle 17th-Jul-2012 09:34 pm (UTC)
Suits is free of flaws
firefox1490 17th-Jul-2012 10:00 pm (UTC)
Suits is flawless.
karrixftw 17th-Jul-2012 11:09 pm (UTC)
suits is amazing. i caught a marathon of all of the 1st season and up to the point they're at in the second season, and i literally got hooked on that show. it really is my favorite usa show.
wapiko 23rd-Jul-2012 05:25 am (UTC)
I tried Fairly Legal because I thought, at the very least, I could mute it for Sarah Shahi's fine self, but nahh...even that didn't save it for me. =(
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