8 simple rules for dating my teenage daughter season 2
Director James Widdoes and the four credited writers clearly sought to be sensitive, and there was something irresistibly emotional about the fictitious family’s pain given its real-life underpinnings.Still, most of the stabs at comedy felt forced, including cameos by John Ratzenberger and Patrick Warburton, expressing their condolences. Each scene was connected by melancholy guitar chords, working overtime to create a properly somber tone.In the immediate aftermath of John Ritter’s death, it was hard to take issue with ABC’s decisions, since execs were thrust into an untenable situation.Since then, however, there has been a vague ghoulishness surrounding the show, including big viewer tune-in for the remaining Ritter episodes and ABC News’ synergistic efforts such as Diane Sawyer’s interview with the actor’s widow, Amy Yasbeck.When John Ritter passed away during the filming of the second season of ABC's 8 Simple Rules (previously known as 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, it was hard to imagine the show continuing at all, let alone doing his memory justice.
Their curiosity satisfied, much of America will move on, letting the made-up Hennessy family and those who loved the actual man grieve privately, offscreen.
Though often overshadowed by the girls, he has some really great moments too, both in the 14-year-old boys are inherently humorous category, and in the sense of a young man losing his hero and role model at a pivotal age.