I caught a sneak-peek of this show on cable last night and to be frank it was quite funny, though never breaking new ground like other TV sitcoms have done in recent years such as Two and a Half Men and "The New Adventures of Old Christine". The Cosby Show was notable in that it introduced characters that neither were caricatures or stereotypes though later in the early nineties, the genre went "Hog Wild" when "Martin" and of course the outrageously funny, raunchy, and intellectually-devoid "Married...With Children" rolled along the airwaves in all of its gut-busting glory(sadly, this was at a time when the genre was fresh and exuberantly arousing. "sniff"). As for the show itself, its premise is familiar; think of it as a urban, hip version of "The Town Mouse Meets The Country Mouse". Here are the similarities: One is a conservative, wealthy, well-mannered, "Clark Kentish" dude and the other is an ex-con from an opposite side of the...United States of America. Now with these two characters, you know there's gonna be a "culture clash" of sorts which gives way to many outrageous situations and goofy mayhem that inevitably will occur throughout the course of this new show.
Fresh off from his cable-only stint "Flava of Love" former Public Enemy front-man Flavor Flav gets to flex his comedic muscle alongside Kelly Perine ( of One on One fame). Since this is a preview, I'm not sure about the two female characters, though one of them is likely to be one of the main character's love interest which makes for a romantic subplot among other things. Though the premise isn't nothing new and the writing is a little spotty in places, I think the show has a real chance if the writers are willing to take it further into untouched territory in terms of its content. Having never seen Flavor Flav in a comedic sitcom (well, there WAS a lot of humor on Flavor of Love) this may be something special, if not a solid addition to an otherwise lukewarm career. Check it out if you're curious or fan of Flavor Flav.
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