what i'm watching: jeff ltd.

Did any of you watch the first season of "Jeff Ltd."?

I discovered this strange Canadian comedy one night last year, and got hooked in spite of myself. I didn't know anything about it, but there seemed to be only one season, and it was being re-run in random order on the Comedy Network. When I introduced Allan to the show, he had a similar reaction. At first you don't think it's very funny, but somehow you get hooked.

"Jeff Ltd." shares a sensibility with Larry David's "Curb Your Enthusiasm": an unsympathetic main character who continually gets himself into trouble, completely of his own doing, and never learns, and never changes. Like Larry David in Curb, Jeff Seymour's character is annoying and usually wrong, but you end up liking him anyway. This show is not as good as Curb, but that's a high standard. It has a similar vibe, and I think Curb fans would like this show.

Last fall I caught a bit of (what I assumed was) the season finale of season one, but I haven't managed to find a repeat of that episode, to watch the whole thing and tape for it for Allan. In today's Star, we saw that the show was picked up for a second season, which premieres tonight on CTV.

Q&A with Jeff Seymour here; Canadian viewers may know him from "The Eleventh Hour," but I don't know that show.

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