Kiss Kiss Bang Bang was fun. There were parts I laughed so hard I would have been out of my chair, if it hadn't had arms. Just ask radcliffe. There were other parts that were nails on the chalk board to me, but I never did do well with what is called 'sit coms' like I Love Lucy. Never did get off on people lying and lying and lying some more because the first lie just got them in deeper trouble. I digress.
Sorry, stormknight I can't comment on the direction because that's always completely transparent to me - I can't see it.