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I'm more of a lurker than a reviewer, but I find that current reviews
and ratings of this series (the pilot episode) deviate too much from
its true worth. First the good: This series has higher than average
(sitcom- wise) production values. It doesn't feel plastic, and it
doesn't feel like everything is happening inside a studio (except the
job scenes). Then the acting, especially that of the parents is really
solid (and even the daughter's, and kid actors nailing a part is hard).
The script doesn't exclusively rely on pun quantity (in other sitcoms
actor's just sit there saying weird outlandish stuff one after the
other in the hopes that one of them clicks...) and it does deliver some
real laugh-out-loud moments (few though) and I haven't laughed with a
sitcom in years. OK, maybe I chuckle with every fourth episode of
Modern Family (it's getting better) but that's it.
The bad: there are some cliché stuff and a little contrived sentimentality, there are some unfunny situations, and while weird characters are interesting, the divorced husband guy and the mother is more of a caricature (BTW parents are more or less ripped off from meet the Fockers I think, but funnier)