OK, a few things…
1) How was Sean Hayes conned into making this series? If this is the pilot, then it’s not like he received a great first script, signed on, the writers all died, and the producer’s trained seal picked up the slack for the rest of the season.
2) There is not one authentic moment or character in this trailer. Human beings and actual human situations are funny. You can have legitimate conflict and thoughtful performances… or, I guess, you can go with mustached men who have birds resting on their shoulders.
3) The trailer touts its “Emmy-winning” star who can’t be bothered to learn another first name for his character. I gave Tony Danza a break in “Taxi” and “Who’s the Boss” The man was a boxer and took some hits to the head.
September 17, 2013 at 5:21 pm
And it’s on Thursdays! Oh, NBC, how the mighty have fallen. But with Linda Lavin and Megan Hilty in the cast, I have some hope that it won’t suck too hard. But according to imdb, they’ve only made one episode so far.