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  • When Earl Hickey wins the lottery and later is run over by a car, only to have the lottery ticket returned to him, he discovers karma. Earl then makes a list of all the bad things he has done and make a promise to spend the money to make up for the

    9.7
    My Name Is Earl is one of the best TV shows ever made, it is funny and has a good message in it. Earl being an ex-bad guy, has done bad things but still hopes he can be forigiven. His list will take him to a Mexican illegal immigrant, a black guy by the name of Crab-man, his ex-stealing buddy and to the nightmare of his ex-wife Joy.
    During the mission to make up for the bad things that he has done, Earl will discover that there is more to life than stealing, beer and sex.
    Good luck Earl!!! You're gonna need it...
  • Earl J. Hickey is a small-time thief with a messed-up life. He wins $100,000 with a scratch-off lottery ticket.Then karma gets earl hit by a car.Earl now know what karma want and that is to make right with the people you wronged.

    10
    The premise is simple: Earl (the very likable Jason Lee, often seen in Kevin Smith films, and whose on screen demeanor sometimes reminds me of Chevy Chase in his youthful prime) is Earl, a small-time raggedy thief who snags a $100,000 winning lottery ticket. Seconds later he's mowed down by a car, and the ticket floats away in the breeze. While recovering in the hospital, doped up on morphine, he watches a TV show with MTV host Carson Daly talking about doing good deeds so that good things will happen to you...and he comes up with the the idea of repairing his mess of a life by making a list of all the people he's harmed in the past, tracking them down one by one, and making amends however he can.
  • My Name is Earl is about a man named Earl, who believes that karma will lead him into a more productive life instead of the life of crime.

    9.6
    My Name is Earl depicts the life of Earl Hickey and the mistakes and bad decisions that he has made throughout his life and decides to write up a list and to rectify all his wrongdoings to all the people he has hurt. Along the way, Earl will have help from his brother, Randy, his ex-wife, Joy Turner, ex-wife's husband, Crabman, and his hotel maid, Catalina. Early doesn't decide on what number he must remedy nor his friends, yet it is karma that chooses because it is karma that put him into this situation; thus, he truly believes that fate is deciding his newly path of life. During the course of forgiveness and restitution, all sort of events take place that coerce Earl to do some eccentric and unappealing actions due to karma's ultimate plan. Overall, the show is extremely funny especially the duo of Earl and Randy. Randy truly makes the show entertaining.
  • It makes you laugh and feel warm on the inside.

    9.1
    This show is beatifully scripteed, has some of the most lovable characters, has some serious underlying themes all while still keeping the show hilarious.
    The dialogue is great between the characters and the joke are done so well that you'll soon bust your gut waching this show. But there's also some serious subject matter hidden underneath all the gags like interracial marriage, disabiltiy and, of course, the concept of karma.
    Earl is fantastically potrayed by Jason Lee as the reformed bad guy who wants to change his life. Randy is just endearing as Earl's dim witted but well meaning brother. You just can't help caring for these characters as they quest to restore Earls' bad karma.
    My Name Is Earl is just fantastic to watch. It makes you laugh like hell and makes you really think about issues in between. It's a show that anyone could love.
  • The Notion of "right-ing wrongs" is a good one, mix it in with a large portion of "Karma" and centred around a white trailer-trash habitual mini-criminal such as Earl and you've got the right ingredients for a classic / cult series.

    10
    Wow - just programme my TV to receive this programme and I'd be as happy as a "pig in $$it".

    In my view, this programme is the "Bee's knee's" and can't fault it in any way shape or form, the combination of all the characters, the scripting genuis, the location and the visionary aspects of the whole crew working on it is absolutely awesome.

    The programmes are not just a gag-fest, but raise awareness to alot of underlying issues, done with a subtle undertone so as not to get too heavy. How many shows can get away with the topic of "foreigners not speaking English", they got to maintain the comical side, the topic of illegal vs legal immigrants and the social impact of such.

    Everyone knows someone like one of the characters portrayed in the episodes, or at least can related to certain characters, either the way they act, talk or the way they are.

    Roll on more episodes, series and viewing.
  • Joy is stomach hurting funny!

    8.3
    Great characters - with surprising back stories and connections. Fav episodes - Joy and Darnell's wedding, the quest to rescue Catalina, Joy's 1/2 sister. Subject matter has been really diverse which is refreshing. Interracial relationships, physical disabilities, immigration, homosexuality, sibling support, etc. It can be touching also - I've gotten a little misty eyed between the stomach hurting laughs. Great set of guest stars (Giovanni Ribisi, Marlee Matlin, Roseanne, Juliette Lewis).

    The episode where Earl ignored his list to hang out with Christine Taylor - oh my gosh - the bee stung faces - excellent visual gag. Juliette Lewis as a bounty hunter after Joy - she was one of Earl's old girlfriends. Looking forward to post-strike episodes.
  • My Name Is Earl is one of the most original shows on TV, and it's hilarious.

    8.2
    Pros: Just flat-out hilarious | Great acting and nice story.

    Cons: Episodes are sometimes repetetive.

    I started watching this show a while ago, and it really is a great idea. The problem is, however, as the series goes on, it kinda grows old. It's always funny, but it's sometimes boring. The newest season has Earl in jail, and it got old FAST. He didn't mark things off of his list, and it was all in jail.

    But, the show is awesome. It's really funny and highly original. The characters all have their own funny attitudes, like Crabman, who is simple minded, but somewhat smart. There's Earl, who isn't very smart, but he's nice. There's Randy, who's just a complete idiot, and there's Joy, who's just complete white-trash.

    The story is that Earl used to be bad, and he commited crimes and such. Eventually, he got hit by a car, and it was karma. To avoid more bad things happening, Earl created a list of all the bad things he's done, and now he's going off and fixing everything.

    Due to the writers strike, the show has ended, but I hope that it will come back soon. If not, it's not a huge tragety, because there are better shows out there, but My Name Is Earl is definately worth watching.
  • Hilarious! I love the narrative-technic and the characters are funny as hell. Can't wait to see more

    9.9
    I like that fact that the show does not remind me of any other commedy show. It is just original and extremly funny. I think that Jason Lee shows alot of potential in terms of what charater he is able to play. As Earl he is chill-out and funny, but in Vanilla Sky he is insanely serious! Fantastic!
    And the other characters just keep me laughing through the whole thing..!
    Its just seems to get better and better every time i see it.
    even with the long line of other Friday night comedy.I know this show has been givin a couple of bad reviews.. But its still great show..!
  • An excellent show.

    10
    My Name Is Earl is a really funny show. It is about a person who made bad things in his life and wants to make up for every bad thing in his life so he makes a list. The show is original and cleverly plotted. It is different from other shows. The characters are so likable and actors and actresses are really talented. Also Earl's brother helps him with the list. As Earl won lottery, he does not have to work anymore so he pays all his attention to the list so good things happen to him. He is determined to finish his list and karma awards him.
  • What a novel concept!! A particularly rotten guy (make no mistake, Earl, played by Jason Lee has done a lot of REALLY bad things in his life) decides to try to make amends to the people he has wronged in the hope of reversing his REALLY bad karma...

    9.0
    This, along with the movie 'Pay It Forward' are REALLY trying to make a change in people. 'My Name is Earl' is doing it through comedy, pretty funny comedy. This show was well thought out, because it is crafted to appeal to exactly the kind of people that should consider turning their lives around. The rest of us can just watch and laugh our butts off at what these 'Trailer Trash' (no mean-spiritedness intended - they portray themselves that way) go through in their everyday lives. The fact that Earl went to prison (to repay a debt to his ex-wife, the unbelievably sexy and - in this show - trashy, Jaime Pressly), brings in ex-cons as viewers. I wonder how many of them have seen the error of their ways while watching this show. If it's only one, but there are millions of us watching and laughing in the meantime, then this show has done its work.
  • This show is one of the best on television!

    9.1
    My Name is Earl is a classic. How could you not like a show like this. A bloke who has nothing and abuses every good thing he gets in life. Then one day he decideds write down a list of everything hes done wrong and tries to fix. It was starting to get a little repetive. But the when he went to jail it started to get really good again I just love this show. It is a bit of a problem that they don't give it a good time slot in Australia. it is usely 9:30 at night or later and that is not good enough for this influentual show.

    Basicly My name is Earl is one of the best shows and if you don't like it. Well that is your problem and there is nothing I can do about that.

    Sean_stole
  • my name is earl is a great show!

    9.1
    The Story: Earl Hickey a man who has recently won the lottery has decided to change his life by going by Karma and by changing his ways. He has a list, on this list contains every thing that he has done wrong so his goal is to give something back to the person that he did something wrong to. But in the story he is joined by his pretty slow brother Randy who is very funny. They live in a motel and sleep in the same bed together :o Earls mission is all set and this comedy goes through his mission of Karma
  • Great show dont miss

    10
    s there ever a time when an overly-hyped show actually manages to live up to its hype? NBC's "My Name is Earl" is such a show, and I am going to be yet another TV critic who is going to heap praise upon it.

    Earl J. Hickey (Jason Lee) is a scumbag who makes people nervous when he goes into a convenience store to buy a Tallboy and a couple of lotto scratchers at 10 in the morning. He is the kind of lowlife that will steal anything that isn't nailed down. His life sucks though. In 1999, he got drunkenly married to Joy (Jamie Pressly), a woman who was six months pregnant when he married her. The baby was named Dodge (Louis T. Moyle), and soon they had a son of their own named Earl Jr. (Trey Carlisle)…or so he thought. Earl Jr. was black and was actually the son of Darnell (Eddie Steeples), the owner of the Ernie's Crab Shack where Earl drinks beer. People wonder why he stays with his cheating wife and his two horrible kids that aren't his, and he wonders why she puts up with living with him and his lazy brother Randy (Ethan Suplee), who sleeps all day on the couch. One day three weeks ago, Earl wins $100,000 from a lottery ticket and celebrates in the street. Ten seconds later, he is hit by a car and is put in the hospital unconscious. Unfortunately, the winning lottery ticket blew away when the car hit him. While in the hospital and doped up on morphine, Earl watches "Last Call with Carson Daly" on NBC. Carson (playing himself) is interviewing country star Trace Adkins (also playing himself), when the singer asks him how he got all of his success. Carson tells him that his success is a direct result of doing good things for other people. "Do good things and good things happen to you. Do bad things and it'll come back to haunt you," Carson says about karma. Earl decides to take that advice and make a list of 260 things that he's ever done badly in order to get a good life again. Joining Earl on this quest to cleanse his karma are a few of his friends. Along with Randy and Darnell, a.k.a. Crab Man, whom Earl seems to still like despite that fact that he fooled around with Joy, is a very sexy motel maid named Catalina (Nadine Velazquez), whom Randy has called dibs on (though she likes Earl), and Sonny (Leo Fitzpatrick), whom Earl plays beer can tag with and used to rob houses with. The only one who does not want to help Earl is Joy, who had Earl sign divorce papers in the hospital, and now wants half of the $100,000 prize that he won (Earl found the ticket again while picking up litter, which was #136 on his list…a sign to him that this karma thing is working.)

    In the first episode, Earl deals with karma list item #64: help out a man named Kenny James (Gregg Binkley.) When they were kids, Earl (Noah Crawford, Earl as a kid) used to torture poor little Kenny (Andy Pessoa, Kenny as a kid) relentlessly, but now he wants to help him. He has Randy find out from Kenny's parents (Frank Collison and Laura Gardner) where Kenny lives (but is almost arrested in the process when he drinks one too many beers), and Earl follows Kenny around for a few days. He notices that Kenny has a good job as an assistant manager of the Copy-Hut and the nicest house on the block, but he is lonely, so Earl has a daytime hooker named Patty (Dale Dickey) come over to have sex with him. Kenny rejects her, but gives her $10 to help baby monkeys (she pretended that she was from Greenpeace), and Earl and Randy go inside Kenny's house to find out why. Randy finds a gay magazine called Man's Man in Kenny's bedroom, and that is when they realize that Kenny is gay They flee, since his homosexuality is "special circumstances," but after being hit on the head by Joy with a telephone because she wanted half of the $100,000, Earl decides to take another shot at helping Kenny. He and Randy take Kenny to a gay bar, where Kenny gets his confidence back and thanks Earl for it. Randy, drunk on 15 beers, dances with a gay man as the drag queen DJ (Willam Belli) plays Randy's favorite song, Rob Base & D.J. E-Z Rock's "It Takes Two."

    In the second episode, Earl deals with karma list #112: make up to Donny Jones (Silas Weir Mitchell.) Donny spent two years for robbing a donut store that had actually been robbed by Earl. Earl wore pantyhose over his head and a football jersey that he had stolen from Donny. The donut shop clerk (Joshua Levine) picked Donny out of a lineup, especially since he had a cold (Donny had gotten the cold from Earl.) Earl feels bad about taking the wrap for Donny, but he also intimidates Earl, because Donny has "crazy eyes." Besides, Earl wants to concentrate something easier, like karma list #102: quit smoking. He figured that he has harmed or possibly killed people with his secondhand smoke, so he wants to do something about it. Quitting is harder than it seems, even with the quitting-smoking cassette tape that Randy and Catalina bought at a garage sale. One day, Randy and Catalina trick Earl into facing his fears and drive him over to Donny's house. He confesses his bad thing, and Donny forgives him, because Donny had found Jesus in jail. His mother (Kathryn Joosten) wasn't so forgiving though, and she hits Earl over the head with her large-print bible. She tells him that he should add her to his list, since he took away two years of her life while Donny was in jail. Earl decides that the only way to give her back those two years is by getting her to stop smoking along with him. He decides to kidnap her, since she wasn't willing to go voluntarily. After practically hacking up a lung, Donny's mom realizes that she needs to quit. She and Earl try the tape, nicotine patches, and carrots (though the carrots were hard to light.) After three days, Earl succeeds in helping Donny's mom quit smoking. Meanwhile, Joy finds a video will that Earl had made which stated that he would give her everything when he dies. She goes to the gun store with the intent to kill Earl, but the gun store owner (Scott Lincoln) tells her that there is a three day waiting period to purchase a gun. She buys a crossbow instead, but she is a lousy shot and fails to take Earl out. She has Darnell deliver Earl some poisonous cookies, but Darnell tells him about the video will. Joy finally gets her gun, but it is fruitless, since Earl has already changed his will.

    In the third episode, Earl deals with karma list #58: make up for fixing a game and having Randy fumble his only touchdown in a football game back in high school. Back in the day, Randy was a benchwarmer, until his coach had him play. Earl seized this opportunity to make a bet with the local pawnshop owner/bookie Rosie (Cheryl Hawker) for Randy's team to lose. Randy did what Earl wanted him to do, but he was never able to experience the feeling of scoring a touchdown and being put up on someone's shoulders. Earl enrolls Randy in the worst high school around, and he has Kenny make up a fake birth certificate for him. He also sets Randy up with a fake father (Jack Axelrod) to meet with the school principal (Bob Rumnock) and get him into the school. Meanwhile, after spray-painting Earl's car, Joy has it towed. When Randy accidentally lets it slip out that the money is in that car, Earl and Joy race to get to the impound car lot first. Earl gets there first, and the impound owner (Dennis Burkley) tells him that he won't give Earl the car until he pays the $3000 in parking violations on it. Joy finally arrives and receives the same story, so they both devise ways to get the car back. Randy had been reading about the Trojan Horse, so Earl comes with a plan similar to that. He borrows Kenny's Le Car and has Kenny hide in the back while Kenny's flamboyant friend and co-worker Bruce (Kevin Farrell) drives the car to the lot and has it impounded. While inside, Kenny would get out and steal Earl's car back. Meanwhile, Joy pawns all of her stuff, but only gets $1500. She tries to get a loan, but the loan officer (Kendall Clement) turns her down. Darnell isn't very effective at stealing, since his conscious always gets in the way, like the time he stole the purse from an old lady (Jeanette Miller), just to give it back. She steals a homeless man's shopping cart full of aluminum cans, but only manages to get $8 for them. Since the recycling plant only pays per pound, she steals some aluminum guardrails and gets the rest of the money. At Randy's football game, Earl and Catalina show up to cheer him on. He bets on Randy's team to win this time. On the last play of the game, Randy fumbles the ball again, and he leaves the field dejected. Joy drives by and gloats that she has the money, and Earl tries to follow her on foot, but runs out of breath after a short sprint. Just when Earl thinks that Joy has won, Randy pulls up in Earl's car. He explains that he also bet on the game and purposely fumbled the ball in order to get the $3000. He loves his brother more than scoring a touchdown. In a bit of bad karma, Joy had been on her way to the lot when she swerved her car to avoid hitting the same homeless man that she had stolen from before, and falls into an open trench. Oh…Kenny was stuck in the car trunk all night because the lot's Dobermans were holding him there, but he was rescued by a lot worker who happened to be gay and they spent a lovely weekend together in wine country.

    In the forth episode, Earl deals with karma list #84: make up to Natalie Duckworth (Beth Riesgraf), a girl that he faked his own death for to get out of a relationship with her. One night, many years ago, Earl had gone into the Crab Shack while they were having a biker-themed costume party. Earl didn't know that it was a costume party though, and was immediately attracted to who he thought was a tough chick named Natalie, sporting leather and a tattoo on her lower back that said, "Wanna Ride?" He drunkenly fools around with her, and in the morning, he discovers a very different person. She is a good girl with stuffed animals and a cheery demeanor. He only stuck around because the sex was hot and that she had a satellite dish. Soon, they were going on picnics, taking hikes, doing arts-and-crafts (her specialty is paper mache), and other cultural (i.e. boring) things. She was also needy and clingy, and Earl couldn't take it anymore. He had Randy tell Natalie that he was lost at sea, and he gives her Earl's AC/DC T-shirt. While putting back all of the stuff he had stolen out of a Quickstop convenience store in the past, he runs into her, but he hides (she hadn't seen him.) Under Catalina's advice, he goes to her house and tells her the truth, telling her that her perfection made him nervous and hoping that her forgiveness will let him cross the deed off his list. She does forgive him, and he meets her new boyfriend named Dirk (Dax Shepard) as well. Earl is happy that Natalie has moved on and found herself a good guy. He asks Randy to find him a pen to cross the item on the list, but Natalie knocks on his motel room door and tells him that Dirk is dead (apparently, the police found blood in his car and the body missing.) On the way to get her a drink, Earl runs into Dirk, who is staying at the same motel. He got the idea to fake his own death from Earl, and that fact was the reason why he couldn't find a pen to cross the item off the list. He considers telling Natalie about Dirk, but Catalina thinks that two fake deaths would be too much for her. She suggests that Earl just be nice to Natalie in her time of need. Earl does just that, but unfortunately, it ends up becoming a relationship. He goes to Catalina again for advice, and she suggests that he pretend to be a bad boyfriend so that she will dump him. He tries being a jerk, including kicking pretty flowers, insulting her chest size with paper mache, pretending to shooting smack into his veins, and finally pretending to be in bed with another woman (he and a fully clothed Catalina pretend to be in bed together), but nothing works. He finally tells Natalie that she is clingy, which makes her upset. She takes her own life, and at the funeral, Earl, Randy, and Catalina visit her. Suddenly, a very much alive Natalie wakes up, freaking them all out and making Randy and Catalina run away. Natalie explains that this was payback for having to go through this herself…twice. She finally stands up for herself, and karma finally finds Earl a pen to cross the item off his list.

    In the fifth episode, Earl deals with karma list #29: making fun of people with funny accents. Earl had been making fun of people with accents all of his life, from a Hindu doctor (Sunkrish Bala) to Scandinavian tourists, so he decides to teach the American language to a class of foreigners. One night at the Crab Shack, and old friend of Earl and Randy named Ralph Mariano (Giovanni Ribisi) shows up. He just got out of prison after 18 months for stealing, and he wants to get right back into it. Earl and Randy tag along with Ralph while he does his stealing (including a wedding dress out of the backseat of a car), but he doesn't want to tell Ralph about the karma thing yet. He feels bad about the way Ralph acts, because when he was a kid, he and Randy (Phoenix Smith, Randy as a kid) taught Ralph (Tanner Maguire, Ralph as a kid) how to steal. Meanwhile, Joy is ticked off at Earl for teaching a student of his named Kim Lee (Wahn Lee) English. She has been running a nail decorating business out of her trailer, but Kim set up a competing nail business next door. Joy's only edge is that she speaks English, and she doesn't want Kim to do so. She goes over to Earl's motel to chew him out, when Ralph overhears the conversation. She tells Ralph about the karma list, and he isn't interested, until Earl mentions the $100,000. Ralph decides to go on the straight and narrow, and Earl sets Ralph up with a job in a lamp store. Earl thinks that Ralph has cleaned up his act, but he notices that Ralph has been stealing lamps from work. Ralph explains that he tried the karma thing by buying 20 lottery tickets, but not one of them won, so he went back to what he was good at…stealing. Earl decides to call off their friendship, but Randy decides to hang out with Ralph more. While Earl teaches his students "1 Block right then 2 Blocks left" is how to get to his house, Joy teaches Kim English in the wrong way on purpose, so that she will lose all of her customers. Ralph tricks Earl by calling him on the phone and telling him that Randy became stuck in a chimney while they were robbing a house. Ralph breaks a lamp over Randy's head and ties him up. He puts Randy in the shower and tortures him with hot water pointed onto his crotch until he tells Ralph were Earl hid the money. Randy tells him that the money is in a safe deposit box at the bank, and that Earl has the only key on him. When Earl comes back to the motel after not finding Randy, Ralph hits him over the head with a lamp and ties him up with Randy. After regaining consciousness, Randy tells Earl that he took Earl's key and is headed to the bank, dressed like Earl. Randy suggests that Earl should call out to karma, as if it were Lassie. Earl thinks that it is a stupid idea, but he tries it anyway. Suddenly, Earl's class, a.k.a. "Karma's Army," shows up and frees Earl and Randy. They had come because Earl hadn't shown up for class, and they went looking for him using the "1 Block right then 2 Blocks left" directions. Earl calls the bank, and the policemen stop Ralph from coming to get Earl's money. Ralph manages to escape, and he comes to the Crab Shack, where Earl is treating his class to dinner for rescuing him, and gives Earl back his safety deposit key. Earl forgives him and crosses the "making fun of people with funny accents" off his list. Joy is busted for falsely teaching Kim the wrong English words.

    I could have been skeptical about the over-hype of this show, but I kind of predicted it. Okay…maybe that was wishful thinking, but I'm glad for its success. While it isn't the highest rated new comedy on TV (that honor goes to CBS's "Out of Practice" for some reason), it is the highest rated new comedy on NBC. The network needed this, because they haven't had a commercial and critical hit since "Scrubs."

    There are many reasons why the show works. First and foremost, it is Lee that makes the show. He has been one of my favorite actors, particularly in Kevin Smith's movies, and he is always the best thing in some pretty bad movies. He plays a believable scoundrel with a heart of gold that has redeemed himself. He also has a great supporting cast. Suplee (another alumnus of Smith) plays the dimwitted brother role to perfection. Pressly plays the redneck ex-wife role to perfection…and looks good doing it. Velazquez and Steeples aren't in it very long, but they do their jobs adequately. I'm still wondering if Earl and Catalina will explore their attraction to one another which was hinted at in the first episode.
  • What a show....

    9.5
    What can I say about this show? I really dont know what to say, I love it. Its just a awesome show to watch. I always watch it when its on without a fail. I would love to get the dvd box sets. It would be great. Hopefully I will get season one before Christmas. My favourite characters are Joy and Randy. I just think there great. Joy's character is just so funny, and the way her character is, its just awesome. And Randy is so funny, he always makes me laugh every episode! I love him. Well, all in all this shoe is great, I cant wait to get season one on dvd.
  • If you like the coen brothers give it a shot

    9.0
    This show was really funny. Jason Lee kills me any time anything comes out of his mouth in this show. His character is like Brodie from Mallrats all grown up. Ethan Slupe looks like he's shed a few pounds, but he's also GREAT in his role. These small town rednecks that everyone in town probably crosses the street when they see these 2 brothers walking their way on the same sidewalk. Wise cracks in true Lee style, with his goofy smile-almost as funny as the punchline to most of the jokes on the show. It's almost as good as if Kevin Smith himself directed & produced the show himself I hope this show continues to be as funny as the pilot & stays on the air for years and years to come.
  • This show has such great humour, such dead pan irony, and all kinds of good stuff , why , I'm just sitting in a puddle of my own tears laughing my guts out....

    10
    sorry, I'm not so good at rememberin' all the details of a particular show, but it's all been a hoot... thanks, oh, this needs to be 100 words long, or the thing wont work,,... let me see now. Do you remember when Earl went to prison , pretending to do a crime that his ex-wife did, you know , the time she hijacked a car with somebody in it.. And Earl was in prison, and his brother became a guard, so a s he could be near him ,and one of Earls "friends" was in there, and needed to be helped out, although Earl still had no good reason to help him... And the two leaders of the rival gangs were gay and in love with each other, so Earl got them special priveliges to visit in a room privately, so they could , er, discuss their differences, so to speak, and the prison didn't have a big riot between the two gangs, and it worked out real good, in a weird kind of way, as we have all come to expect from this wizard of a show, produced in the U.S.A. with lots of chewing gum and spit and polish, although the spit is not shown , only the polish, ya see, an' the guys and girls on it are all kind of workin' their way towards their own particullar kind of redemption, on a stage that Shakespear hisself could of worked out, if that's not too big a call, and maybe the folks who get a chance to watch this kind of show from jail can see the better way of lookin' at life, if not merely the humour.... I hope people can get the same joy out of it that I do... Thanks very much for readin' this, have a nice day.
  • Overall a very unike way of surpressing comedy!

    9.9
    I think it is great to watch. My favorite character is Joy she has that accent that you love and she does have that disrespectful talk that is forgiven because she does it in a comedetic way. Earl himself is great i love the way he believes in Karma and has his list in which himself and randy try to bring back the good to the people he hurt.
    It is great and shall succeed in my book. Comedy is just my thing and if you like comedy you should like My Name Is Earl if you dont. Youre Wierd! Lol
  • What a show!

    8.5
    I've seen this show for the first time when it was in the middle of second sezon. I must say it was a love from the first sight - funny, inteligent, sometimes goofy and absurd (in a good, hilarious way). Immiediately I watched earlier epizodes and they weren't better - the show continous from the beginning on same high level of quality. Most of the shows are good at the beginning and later they become boring or the writers loose their concepts. This doesn't applies to "Earl" 'couse the shows continous to develop and all the time new ideas are introduced. I hope they will continue like this untill Earl finishes crossing all the bad things from his list (so hopefully few more sezons - this is a long list :) ) and we will have grand finale of the series when Earl becomes the President of the Earth because of the good karma he gathered. :P
  • Earl has been doing wrong all his life. Now he has realized that karma will come back to bite him in the bum. Hoping that doing the right thing for every bad thing he had done will change his luck around, Earl is off to change how the world thinks of him.

    8.0
    Earl, who is played by Jason Lee, is one extrodinary character. Even after all the terrible things he has done in life he's still out to make the world change how they think of him. I must say that at first I thought that this show was really lame, but after watching a few epidoses I finally came to the conclusion that this show has good reason for showing, to tell people that everything terrible you do will come back to haunt you. I personally think that they show this message in a way most adults and mature teens could understand.
  • love it

    10
    i love this show its a personal fave, its all about a man called earl hickey who was very bad in his past and then won $100,000 on a lottery ticket he robbed, and then he got hit by a truck, whilst in hospital he hears about karma and then decides to put wrong everything he has done wrong in his past. he is accompanied by his idiot brother randy. his ex wife jo catalina the m aid at a motel and darnell "crabman" turner who is a witness protection programme. i love this show and it gets better every seaseon.
    Moha,KSA
  • His name is Earl.

    9.0
    I only really got into My name is Earl a couple of month ago and I am trying to catch up with everyone else. What I have seen of the show is really funny and the characters are very interesting my favourates are Joy and Randy.
    Each episode I see gets better and better my favourate episodes so far are Robbed A Stoner Blind and South of the Border, Part Uno.
    This show is really funny and has a great cast and is very well written. If you like the shows Arrested Development, Malcolm in the middle and The Simpsons you would love this.
  • Earl has been a bad guy. He wins money from a lottery ticket and then gets hit by a car. He realizes that every time he has done something bad, something bad has happened to him. He discovers Karma. He makes a list and starts to make right all his wrongs.

    9.4
    I'll admit. I am not a huge sitcom fan. I would rather watch a good drama than anything else. So when this show came along I thought it sounded pretty stupid. Probably funny in some parts, but mostly just a waste of my time. But then I got trapped into watching an episode. It was well into the first season, so I knew very little about the background. But I have never laughed so hard in my life! I absolutely love it. And I don't even feel bad for laughing at some of the things you should be ashamed of yourself for laughing at. What great writers, but it's the characters that really pull it off for me. I, of course, love Earl. But it is Joy who is the icing on the cake for me. Being from the south myself, it never insulted me. Only magnified some of the funny things about "down home". Some of my favorite funny parts:
    Joy has 2 sons, one of which is named Dodge and the other is Earl Junior. Earl Junior is black, and is not Earl's son. But it is so funny that she thought she might be able to pull that over him.

    The guy with the voice machine. I don't know why, but he makes me roll everytime! Especially when he was having a yard sale and Randy wanted to buy the quit smoking tape off of him. Classic!!

    Catalina's strip dance. Need I say more than "Jump, jump, jump"

    Earl's love for his brother, his drive to succeed, his acceptance of everyone, and his need to be good. For a laugh, and the occasional feel good lesson, My Name is Earl is my favorite sitcom ever!
  • good

    10
    i love this show its a personal fave, its all about a man called earl hickey who was very bad in his past and then won $100,000 on a lottery ticket he robbed, and then he got hit by a truck, whilst in hospital he hears about karma and then decides to put wrong everything he has done wrong in his past. he is accompanied by his idiot brother randy. his ex wife jo catalina the m aid at a motel and darnell "crabman" turner who is a witness protection programme. i love this show and it gets better every seaseon. x
  • This is a good show with some potential. Although they must look out, not to make this a cashcow.

    8.0
    When I first heard about this show, I thought it was another "American, not funny sitcom". How could such a mustache really be any good? Well, the pilot changed my mind! This show is really good.

    The idea from this show is so original. They have list with a lot of things on it that they will fix, every episode one or more. Because there are like 300 things on that list, they can go on and on.

    I'm not sure if that last thing is such a good thing. I must say that season 2 started to get a little boring at times. All though I will see were the show takes me.
  • My review on one of the simply best comides ever!!!!

    9.7
    I personally think my name is earl is one of the best comides of all time. Its absoultely hilarious. The story is about Earl, who was bad when he was younger and later on he robs a scratch card but gets knocked downed by a car when makin a run. When he regains concusneis he goes on a task of helping and repaying everyonehe hurt when he was younger.His brother Randy is so funny, right from the start you can tell its going to be funny. Its all ways great watching the new episode and watching the old ones. Definelty worth watching.
    9.7/10
  • My name is Earl anyone? This isnt the typical tv show. This tv show is based on Earl himself and his brother Randy who is always around in one way or another. Earl has found Karma. Well not exactly but he goes through a quick change of life.

    9.4
    Every week its a different episode with twists and alot of turns. Having him focus alittle on the past. And having that list and crossing stuff off it. Did I forget to mention hes found karma? And now Earl has a purpose in his life. Once in awhile his human side comes out and he comes through not cause he has to but hes trying to do the right thing. At times its alot more then he bargins for. And once in awhile he does something for someone else and gets into trouble. In alot of ways from the start it looked stupid but from the start this show pulled me. Because I could relate to it on so many levels. I see this show being around for along while. Will see what happens. There into there 3rd season already. Time will tell there fate. Ill also be watching closely.
  • my name is earl should be played in every single prison out there...i think it could be a good morality check! =D

    10
    The show makes you think about all the mistakes you've made yourself in the past, about all the things you wish you could just fix and who knows maybe its even made someone change a thing or two. Overall its a show that makes you believe in karma and teaches you some really important stuff in a way which is funny and light. I think the show is just brilliant and its always entertaining to watch and more so when its over you feel like you might have just learned something. Personally I love the show cause it makes me believe in second chances and putting things right, now how many shows in the world can do that....and its pretty funny too..
  • I love this show it has a combination of Comedy, Drama and every episode has a good solid life lesson.

    9.5
    This show is one of my favorites. You laugh from beginning to end and all of the characters are very funny and interesting. The actors are all good and the humor is so funny and original.

    Joy is the best charecter because she is funny and always gets into lots of funny situations. Earl and Randy are super funny and they actually make you believe that they are really brothers. Catalina has had a funny past and it is interesting to see her get into funny situations. Darnell also has some interesting moments and I think Joy and him are a great couple. So are Randy and Catalina.
  • Karma comedy that will leave you laughing.

    9.5
    I have honestly never seen a show that has been so original in its comedy. Earl is great at regulating all the characters in the show and Randy's offbeat humor always keeps me guessing what crazy thing he will do best. Although this isn't one of those shows that leaves you with massive cliffhangers at the end of every episode, it still has my wife and me coming back to watch every new episode. With all the cliffhanger shows out there it is nice to watch one that you can get a fresh start on every episode with a story line that isn't critical to your enjoyment of the show. I highly recommend this to anyone that hasn't seen it and encourage the rest of you to continue supporting it.
  • Interesting change for Series 3 (small spoiler contained within)

    8.5
    It's an interesting thing for the series to put Earl in prison.. quite a brave move seeing as they had a good formula for the first 2 series, and especially considering that US TV is very fickle with ratings! ;)

    I don't know whether they'll keep him locked up for long, but at the moment, I'm enjoying the series as much as I ever did before.

    I agree with other people who say it's not promoted very well. In the UK it's on Channel 4 which does a half decent job, but IMO there are still too few people who know about this gem of a show.
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