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King Rat (1965)
Read the book.
Pretty much everything has been said in the other reviews. The only thing I can add is that the book SHOULD be read before watching the movie. I just watched the film on "AntennaTV". It ran for 3 hours(w/lots of commercials) and while it was a good adaptation of the book it didn't come close to the character/plot development needed to really appreciate the film. What struck me was the realization that if I hadn't read the book I would have been relatively clueless to a lot of what, and why, things were happening in the film. I don't fault the screenplay or the director. There was just so much going on that it would've been impossible to cover it in 130(?) minutes.
It's been 25 years since I first read the book and, since then, I've probably read it more times than any other book I own.
In short, read the book and then watch the film. You'll get sooooo much more out of it.
Needs one replacement to be a decent show.
I watched the pilot and was impressed with most of the cast. They did a decent job especially for a pilot episode. Cheech was underutilized and could be a true asset. The "illegal alien" brother was also a naturally funny guy although I hope they don't attempt to soften the illegal alien problem in this country(not getting on a soapbox here) by making a joke out of it. Rob's "wife" was god but her writing was kind of "blah". The girl has potential with better writers.
The only cast member that I would replace would be the lead, Rob Schneider. He is just so awkward and unfunny it makes me cringe. I don't understand how he got his own show. If(when) this show fails it will be because of the lead.
Roseanne's Nuts (2011)
I watched the first episode and decided to watch the second(it followed immediately) to see if it could get worse. As impossible as I thought it might be, it actually was worse. From horrible to uber-horrible. I don't get headaches often but this show gave me one.
Roseanne is a woman who loves to listen to herself be obnoxious and foul-mouthed while thinking what she has to say is relevant. Relevant to what, I'm not sure. There is no substance to this mess(the mess being her, the show, or both). She offers nothing that you can't find in any white trash neighborhood in the country after the residents return from a trip to the liquor store. She's worse because she does it sober.
The boyfriend(Johnny) strikes me as a lazy bum who got his meal ticket in exchange for calling her pet names like mommy, doll, sweety, etc... and, no doubt, doing unspeakably horrible things with her.
The beach bum/Kato Cailin wannabe is a dope that is nothing more than a young Johnny(the boyfriend) in training.
Looking out your window watching the grass grow is time better spent.