Single camera, buddy comedy that centers on Sam (Richardson) and Tim (Robinson), two local ad men who make low budget commercials in Detroit, Michigan. But the two best friends, much like the city in which they live, aspire to achieve great things.
Pat Vern Harris
Funny Sketch Show, Too Bad About Tim Robinson Being In It...
I want to start by saying that the show is funny. It's random, outrageous and unpredictable.I didn't always know where a sketch was going to go. Unfortunately several sketches fall flat or just don't have the conclusion that get you excited at the end for or give you a feeling of comedic satisfaction.
The acting by several performers felt awkward and odd. I think it might have been that they just couldn't stop laughing on set and just ran out of energy so they made the best of the footage they had, which is really lazy.
Now,about Tim Robinson. Hes okay. Just screams a lot and is loud. That's his "thing" and that's about it. He is a talented writer along with his writer partner. The comedy is strong and made me laugh out loud at times, but that stopped often when Tim appeared in the scene and gave his big punchline. Hes just one note and I felt no charisma from him like some comedic actors like Jordan Peele or Dave Chappelle. You want to laugh with them and at them. With Tim I just didn't laugh at all.
The show has potential. I would recommend toning down Tim's personality and let him explore unique and different characters rather then the same character performing in a different setting. Since he is the central actor in the show, and I would like to see him again, just give him something else to do, let him be something other than Tim Robinson ya know?
To conclude, I would like to see this show again, just with a different approach to the comedy and storytelling. There were really funny sketches that had me rolling but I noticed that Tim wasn't in any of the them and that is probably the shows greatest weakness. His characters and personality are going to polarize a lot of viewers, which I think is really unfair to the talented writers and production crew who made this show possible.
TLDR; Funny show with unique sketches which are enhanced by Tim Robinsons SNL buddies. Too bad Tim Robinson gets in the way of a lot of the good sketches.
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