Thursday, March 24, 2011

Bob's Burgers

What I like about the show is the way that Bob doesn't appear to be the primary focus all the time where usually Peter Griffin, Cleveland Brown, and Stan Smith are in their shows. I like it for two reasons: 1) it allows Bob's family to shine and grow in their own way on the show and with the audience, and 2) I've never been a huge fan of H. Jon Benjamin's voice.

As most would agree, I think Louise is great, but I think what helps that is her brother Gene. He sets her up a lot and also supports her eccentric behavior as if it was normal. I like how they both team up against their oldest sister. Where most kids look up to the elder sibling for guidance, none of that is happening which opens a lot of doors for comedy.

I didn't know how to feel about Bob's wife at first. She appeared to support him blindly but at the same time also voiced her disagreement with certain topics. Now that we've seen her character grow, what I interpret is that she craves to feel large in her tiny slice of the world and I appreciate that. Some of her antics are funny and some fall short, but at the end of the day, this dysfunctional family works together as a unit and they continue to entertain me each week.

Bob Burger's currently airs on FOX on Sunday 8:30/7:30c

Sunday, March 20, 2011

You rang? A-ri-rang!

There is not enough good things I can say about Arirang. The hibachi and the sushi are delicious. Chef Justin is fantastic and Chef Kent is great as well. I've never been to a hibachi place that has been this entertaining. "Ichiban" in Williamport, PA is also delicious as well as "desaki" in Swiftwater, PA, but Arirang blows them both out of the water! The prices are very reasonable and it is very affordable especially during lunch hours. Last, and certainly not least, Arirang is very generous with their sake. It's definitely dependent on the chef you get, but if you request the right one, then you will not be disappointed. I highly recommend this place and it is most certainly a bright star in the black hole of Bloomsburg, PA.

All ratings are out of 5 stars.

Hibachi: 5 stars.
Sushi: 5 stars.
Entertainment: 5 stars.
Service: 5 stars.
Price: 5 stars.