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The Mick centers on Mackenzie "Mickey" Murphy (Olson), a hard-living, foul-mouthed, cigarette-smoking woman who moves to affluent Greenwich, CT to raise the spoiled kids of her wealthy sister who has fled the country to avoid a federal indictment. She quickly learns what the rest of us already know - other people's children are awful. Written by
I believe within the first 3 episodes there is some real potential here. Mai character Micky (Kaitlin Olsen) has everything to benefit from her character of Dee of Always Sunny fame, and she is an obvious veteran of her craft. Everything from her delivery to her facial expressions scream hilarity and she is finally the star her Always Sunny counterpart wanted to be. There isn't that much content here yet and I plan on writing a thorough review for each episode, but in short Kaitlin Olsen Mickey gets invited to her sisters BBQ where there she finds out that her sister and her brother in law are involved in hxc fraud and are in some deep sh#@. This leaves our star taking care of there 3 Sh#@ty ass children, now this is where I am reluctant to love this TV show.
Sabrina played by Sofia Black is the oldest of the bunch, and she is a living breathing stereotype of the upper class media model, I cringe more than I laugh when I subject myself to the writing behind her character, she is an unlikable character and no redeeming qualities accept for when harm is being inflicted upon her (Sweet Granny Revenge).
The Middle Brother Chip (Thomas Barbusca) isn't much better than her older sister, as they are both pretty unlikable, but at least he can say something pretty amusing every now and then that ll catch you off guard.
Now the youngest brother Ben (Jack Stanton) is something a lil fresh for the genre especially since he is so small and innocent and nothing like his two siblings (accept not to bright), he doesn't take away from the shows mature themes as much as he adds to them in an almost twisted way as he is so young. Love the addition of his character. And it also allows for the Mick to build a character of her own
Im a die hard Always Sunny fan and try not to bring any of that bias here, because they are not the same show, they aren't the same characters... the cast isn't as strong, but they are just showing us a lil taste right now I feel. There is something here we just have to wait for more.
Pros: + Kaitlin Olsen + Youngest brother Ben (Potentially genius) + Dark humor + Sharp editing and tight direction so far + acting all around is solid
Cons: - Oldest Child Sabrina (cancerous dialogue) - Premise (Unrealistic.. almost to a fault)
Neatral: = plot is barely original, but not bad = Middle child Chip
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