The Crazy Ones and The Michael J. Fox Show

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The Crazy Ones and The Michael J. Fox Show

Postby Darkeldar » Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:48 pm

Or if I find anything worth watching on Thursdays....and the jury is still out.

I think The Crazy Ones might work out, as it seems to be a little bit better treatment of the old dog learning new tricks trope, but considering all the best lines had been replayed in promos for over a month, I need to see how the second show stands.

Fox's show just has too many unsympathetic characters surrounding him. I don't see much personal growth of the cast in the future. And again use of the old dog trope. This is no Home Improvements, though its the first sitcom that comes to mind that the show tries to emulate.

I had hopes for S*** my Dad Says, but it was the other characters plotlines that were eating up the real estate. Shatner's character was opening up to modern society, because of one of his sons moving back in, but it was the other son's plots that drug the show down and would have lead to later in the season of writing Shatner out. I just didn't care by the time the series ended.

Not exactly sure what I'm looking for in a sitcom, but there's not any I'm watching currently.
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Re: The Crazy Ones and The Michael J. Fox Show

Postby Darkeldar » Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:09 pm

Okay, so the latest episode of The Crazy Ones is showing Robin Williams at his current best, and a nod that he's not a kid anymore, but boy the dog do like to run when the leash is off. Being an Ad Man is just the right kind of character to play.

Of course, once being a wildlife rehabilitator, it did warm my heart to see them rehabilitate orphan ducks.

I'm still on the fence for Fox's show as at least the side characters were less annoying.
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Re: The Crazy Ones and The Michael J. Fox Show

Postby josta59 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:10 pm

Yeah, we're watching The Crazy Ones. I'm in advertising myself, so I felt the need. I was surprised when the series premiere ended at a half hour. I thought it was a one-hour drama, and when it was over my wife informed me that it was meant to be a half-hour comedy! I don't really find it funny, certainly not like 30 Rock which we used to watch in that time slot, but still enjoyable.
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Re: The Crazy Ones and The Michael J. Fox Show

Postby Whiterook » Tue Nov 19, 2013 6:50 pm

I've not seen any episodes, as there have been other things opposite it but, the clips I've seen look very good. And hey...Robin Williams...I mean, what can't her do great.
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Re: The Crazy Ones and The Michael J. Fox Show

Postby Chrisd » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:03 pm

I enjoy the Crazy Ones I think its definitely the type show suited to how Robin Williams can perform is best at
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