Veridian Dynamics is a large corporatation that invents, tests and markets everything from deadly pumpkins to beef that tastes like despair. Ted works there as a manager. He’s a good and sane man in a heartless–and often insane–corporate environment. The comedy in this series comes from seeing just how insane work at Veridian can be and the hoops Ted jumps through to keep the insanity in check.
Each episode begins with a commercial for Veridian Dynamics, parodies of commercials put out by real world corporations. These commercials are so biting–and funny–one wonders who would dare advertise on a show like this. Portia De Rodsi steals the show as Ted’s boss, Veronica, who embodies all that is beautiful, perfect, devious and heartless at Veridian. Veronica is the kind of woman who likes having Ted’s young daughter around, because her presense makes it easier for Veronica to fire people.
The show never lets you get too comfortable, and that’s a good thing. It is brilliant, hysterically funny and original, so much so that it’s a wonder it hasn’t been taken off the air . . . yet. On TV or DVD, catch it while you can.