Friday, August 3, 2012
Matthew Perry: 44-Love
Besides acting, while growing up, actor Matthew Perry was also a top-ranked junior tennis player. In tennis, love basically means nil, zero. Zero is exactly what he is risking his career becoming by starring in yet another television show, this time, this falls Go On.
Perry, who turns 44 this month, must be close to holding the record for failed tv show attempts, many before Friends, and this, his third since. Perry was great on Friends, and over the course of the shows 10 seasons was making a million week. So why then is he again trying to headline yet another show? The cast of Friends has had mixed results since the show ended (The Comeback-brilliant, Joey-garbage). It can't be the money, so it must be fame Perry wants to hold on to. A hit show like Friends comes around once in a life time, and Perry was blessed. Overall his movie career has been lackluster and his attempts at leads on television poorly received. But... Perry has shined in guest appearances, most recently on The Good Wife. Perry should enjoy his life, his millions, guest on televisions shows and stop trying to catch something he has already caught and released.