A newly divorced working man-turned-entrepreneur balances the clashing culture of his all-American ex-wife, his over-bearing mother, his free-loading uncle, his cousin, his son and his school's "tough and sexy", assistant principal.
Expect the unexpected when George Lopez hits the stage in his first HBO solo stand-up special. Performed in front of a packed house at the Dodge Theater in Phoenix, Arizona, the show will be a no-holds-barred affair from the comedy star.
Lopez plays himself in a show much like Entourage. The shows centers around Lopez (this show's Vincent Chase) with his gang: Manolo (Turtle) the side-kick driver, Olly the social media focused agent, and Moronzio the comedian-friend.
The first season is honestly has lots of issues. The comedy echos beats from Curb Your Enthusiasm, where Lopez plays a selfish jerk that induce moments of cringe or laughter, but isn't done as nearly as well Curb.
However, the second season and near the end of season one the show gets much better. The characters start to show more depth that they aren't these people around each other for the sake of convenience, but they have some actual warmth for each other. George's character softens, so, he isn't so unlike-able. The plot lines also get better by adding more current events around the entertainment industry and add interesting side-characters that help create interesting situations like Hector, Olly's sister, and Coco.
The shows also promotes ideas of diversity in a way that isn't preachy, but more real which is a real feat. The review score would be higher, if not for pretty weak first season. Otherwise, the show seems to be getting better and better, lets hope they can sustain it.
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