Charlie Kaufman, a name most associated with the phrases “that really expanded my mind,” “Kaufman-esque,” and “you just didn’t get it,” is working on a TV show for HBO, which promises to expand some minds, in a Kaufman-esque kind of way, and if you don’t like, you probably just didn’t get it.
The curly-haired one will write and direct and Catherine Keener (who hasn’t appeared in a TV series since playing “The Kramer” artist Nina on “Seinfeld”) will star in the still-unnamed series, “an exploration of one day in a woman’s life and how the events leading up to it can affect, or not, the reality in which she lives.”
I love Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind are three of my favorite movies, because of course they are), and I really hope the show gets picked up, but remember how insufferable the conversations about “Girls” were? This is going to be 10 times worse. When discussing Kaufman, everyone turns into a Britta-like film major. Expect a lot of, “You see, the subtext of this scene is based on the mind’s conceptualization of oneself and how our tangible expressions are FART NOISE.”
Also, HBO, cast Nicolas Cage as everyone.