He's got it all: a loving wife, good friends, a successful career, a great home...what could possibly go wrong for Larry David? Seinfeld co-creator Larry David stars as himself in this ... See full summary »
So I saw Jon Glaser on the Conan show this week, and learned of "Delocated." I thought the concept was interesting, so I set the DVR to record a few old episodes from season 2 which are playing nightly now. I could not finish either of the first two episodes recorded, so I canceled all future recording. Where I found it so bad that it wasn't even watchable, I'm open minded enough to realize that others may like the show, and that must be the case as they are now airing season 3.
I couldn't put my finger on what it was exactly that made me dislike the show, so I started reading user and critic reviews to see if I could figure out why I found the show not funny... Sad, if you will. I believe the reason I hate the show is because of its very nature, a reality TV spoof sitcom. Since its inception, I have hated all reality TV. I do give a pass to "talent shows", but I don't watch those either. And I also dislike fake reality shows, like Lost and Survivor. I have watched The Office a handful of times, and tried watching it again this year when James Spader joined the cast because I usually like him; still cannot watch it. I guess for me, fake reality TV is every bit as bad a genuine reality TV.
I would say if the premise of Delocated sounds interesting to you, and you at least like fake reality TV, you might want to give this show a try. If like me you think reality TV, whether genuine or fake, is the first sign of the impending fall of human civilization, you should probably just skip this show as it will only help to prove what you already know.
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