Whenever I hear of a new Dutch sit com, I really, honestly, genuinely want it to be good. We have good actors, we must have good writers and it's not like Dutch series in general are of bad quality. So the potential is there. But somehow whenever we try to make a sit com, safe for a few rare exceptions (some episodes of "Oppassen" or "Het zonnetje in huis" maybe), it doesn't work. There is always a certain forcedness about it, maybe because the urge to defy the pre-conceptions that exist amongst the audience is so powerful. But most of all, it just isn't funny.
Kinderen geen bezwaar, unfortunately, is no exception to this rule. I tried to give it a chance, but it is just painful to watch. The dialogue is artificial and often badly delivered. The jokes make me cringe more often than smile. I don't remember laughing out loud once, or in fact any response beyond a slight curl of the lips. And this is supposed to be comedy. Perhaps the only thing humorous about Kinderen geen bezwaar is the irony that it is in fact less funny than most regular drama series.
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