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#1 OFFLINE   TomCat


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Posted 29 September 2013 - 01:23 PM

I'm on the fence.


I feel the father is miscast, but he had one of the best lines: "Who runs like that?"


There were a few laughs, but a lot of misfires.


The cast is mostly pretty inept, except for the mom, who is a really great character played by a good actor. Even with that 80's blowout hair and those ridiculous getups, still kinda hot. Probably because of her attitude. She is smart, confident, and has blazed her own style in how to raise these kids. She reminds me of another great sitcom mom, Jane Kaczmarek's Lois from Malcolm in the Middle. This girl has the potential to be even better. Definitely an interesting character with lots of promise, but the actor may have to realize that in her next project, as there isn't really much here to hold an audience of any size for very long. The kids and the father are just ciphers, and the storyline is pretty lame.


That said, it never hurts to have George Segal involved; he was always great in Just Shoot Me, and Fun With Dick And Jane (the 1977 version) is a great comedy movie, basically because of him.


If Last Man Standing fails, as it appears to be doing, and this doesn't hit, this would be a good Friday companion piece for The Neighbors; it has somewhat the same silly tone and probably appeals most to that audience.

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 02:49 PM

We'll see how it goes. As I commented in the ratings thread it seems like a SNL parody of "The Wonder Years."



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Posted 29 September 2013 - 02:58 PM

We loved the pilot and found ourselves laughing quite a bit during the show. Loved the end where they showed the actual video footage from the 80's compared to the scenes recreated in the show. I hope this one stays funny and gets ratings to last. My wife told me I am just like Murray and I am still trying figure out if it is a compliment or an insult.

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 07:39 AM

If Last Man Standing fails, as it appears to be doing,

It is failing because the replaced the oldest daughter.  Her replacement is horrible.  Quit watching it after that.


I did enjoy the Pilot, but then again I was a teen/college in the 80's so seeing all that "stuff" is cool.


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Posted 07 October 2013 - 08:37 AM

It is failing because the replaced the oldest daughter.  Her replacement is horrible.  Quit watching it after that.


They replaced her 2 seasons ago so that doesn't explain the dip in ratings this year.  I do agree though, the replacement is horrible.


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 02:00 AM

The dip in the ratings COULD be explained by the prevalence of political humor on the show which seems to have been ratcheted up at a time when, quite frankly, a lot of Americans are SICK of the topic.


If I want to hear Republicans complaining, I can turn on the news.


I've been a fan of Tim Allen for a long time - but the first few episodes of LMS just seem to have turned up the partisan humor a notch or two.

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 03:34 PM

The Goldbergs is the best new show this season.  It's just funny.  This week's show was on Reebok Pumps and Poltergeist.  FUNNY!!!!

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