Notable Directors: Fred Savage, Bryan Gordon, David Wain, Ken Marino
One of the best TV ensembles in recent memory was guided to comedic brilliance by its directors, who crafted some of the most insane, out there scenarios around the lives of disaffected caterers. “Party Down” captured so well the way in which our dreams can haunt us, maybe even ruin our lives, and the way in which these directors found the poignancy in that internal struggle makes this show so painfully relatable. With each long lingering look on Adam Scott’s face, “Party Down” broke our hearts.
A Boat At Sea: Red Dragon, Thomas Harris and Hannibal, scene from the script for Episode 103, “Potage,” story by David Fury, teleplay by David Fury and Chris Brancato and Bryan Fuller. Filmed version appears in Episode 104, “Oeuf.”