I just watched the pilot, and let me tell you, I never intend to watch this show again. Are TV viewers in general so stupid that they have to be told when to laugh? I swear, if I never hear another laugh track in any TV show, it'll be too soon. Of course, which is not to say I ever laughed anyway. In the pilot we had sexist jokes, racist jokes, and just generally dumb jokes. I miss the days when sitcoms weren't afraid to be smart instead of just giving us one-liner after one-liner after one-liner. Judging this show based on only a half-hour of viewing may be too harsh, but I don't care. Insipid dialogue, completely unlikable (and unbelievable) characters, and nothing resembling any real high school that I've been to make for one sad, sad effort. The one thing I will say in favor of this show is that Ms. Torres is a fox. But that alone is not nearly enough to save what should never have been given life in the first place. Someone on the message board posted the topic "Boston Public for idiots?" and I have to say I disagree. It's just TV for idiots.
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