Important Things with Dmitri Martin is not your typical comedy show. The
deadpan comic bases each show on a theme such as safety, coolness, power, or
chairs, and then puts together a collection of sketches, skits, line drawings,
songs, and monologues that are loosely connected by the theme. Martin's
particular brand of humor will appeal to those who prefer a more intellectual
kind of comedy filled with wordplay and interesting observations. When you throw
so many things out there not everything hits, but that which does will have you
laughing as much at its cleverness as its humor. If you prefer your comedy loud
and filled with obscenities you'll quickly be turned off by the show, but if
your humor runs towards quirky and clever you'll probably enjoy it and perhaps
enjoy it quite a bit.
The first season is comprised of seven episodes - Power, Safety, Brains,
Games, Chairs, Timing, and Coolness. In addition, there are a collection
of deleted scenes taken from those episodes, some of which are funny and some of
which were cut from the episodes for obvious reasons.