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I'm 29 and the young adults around don't know how good they have it. I had my first real paying job at 13. By 16 I was paying rent. I got my own pager and then my own cell. The teenagers and young adults live off their parents and their parents pay for everything. My own brother got his first job at 26 and he's younger then me. The show isn't amazing but it's pretty OK
But the family doesn't end there. Stacy Keach is Mike's father, Bob--a hard-nosed retired detective. His wife Alice is played by Carlease Burke. And Clifford McGhee plays Alice's son, Ethan.
Though there is the occasional joke about the adult child returning home, the episodes do not focus on that topic. Actually, they are still laying the groundwork in the first four episodes. But the relationships are beginning to develop and more laugh out loud moments are occurring.
At this point, I will grade this show a "7", hoping that the writers can get into a groove as the Moores become more like family to viewers. When I consider that another well-written show, "Modern Family", relies upon its well-defined characters for its hilarity, I know that "Crowded" can possibly achieve similar results.
The two daughters, who might remind you of the daughters on "Modern Family", need to become more central to the focus of this show. There is untapped potential there.
The actors who play the daughters and grandmother SUCK! Patrick is better than the script provided. He is the only reason me and my husband decided to watch the show.
The lead female isn't ready for the lead and I hate that, because I loved her in true blood and the good wife.
We have hung on the past 2-3 episodes hoping it gets better.....it's not happening soon enough for us. :(
Someone needs to revamp the script writers and change up the actors before we lose the opportunity to see patrick shine in another show.
The show doesn't try to be original. You can even tell that form the same-o multiple mosaic of photos of its intro we've seen a gazillion times in series like the Millers or Dad etc.
It tries to be liberal (a common thing nowadays) especially in the relationships/sex department, but doesn't cross the line to be pretentiously political. The gap between generations is also a source for many of the jokes, as it is the change from the traditional flirting to social networks and mobile dating apps.
I won't bother you with the "exact" premise. It doesn't matter. It's all about one thing...Is it fun to watch? Well, all the actors are likable and they have some chemistry. Patrick Warburton (who also serves as a producer) plays the role which knows best, so if you like him, you might like the show.
Overall: The good old family sitcom recipe with the fake laugh track. Watch 3-4 minutes of one episode and decide if you like it.
We are huge fans of Patrick Warburton. He's the reason we watched these first three episodes. He had several hilarious one-liners. His is the only character that has any decency or depth at all. The others are bor-ring and annoying and we're just not willing to spend our time watching boring and annoying. Like the actors, just not the characters.
Hopefully the show will get better. It has a good premise. Hopefully they'll move past using foul language and bleeps (both are witless) as well as foul imagery and references ("crappin' on therapy"? Really?). Hopefully all of the characters will actually show some character, backbone, and intelligence. Hopefully there will be topics other than sex, looks, and drugs.
Not sure whether we'll tune in again or not.
This seems to be more and more of a common ailment in modern society. Kid goes to school, gets degree in some arts program, finds they can't make a living at it, and either gets a job at Wal-mart or Mickey D's, or returns to live at home with mom and dad. So, while I can see modern America relating to this show, I'm not sure they'll wanna be reminded of it every week..??? LOL Stacy Keach has an amusing role as Warburton's old school dad who comes in to mix it up every now and again.
It gives a smile on your face, and gets talented actors. The performances of all actors are wonderful and right on the spot. The topic is genius and creative, and so is the composition of the characters.
However, while this show makes you happy and delighted, it is true that it contains only few punches in one episode making you burst into laughter. For the sake of the common practice of U.S TV series, this show does not contain a main theme crossing through the whole show either. They do not handle the character Ethan well except the episode he was introduced.
This show was doomed from episode 1 (and I didn't' make it past the 2nd episode)
Bad puns, poorly written jokes, over the top facial expressions from the cast (which, with having Patrick W as the lead, that's saying something) and then to top it off, we have to see the slutty daughter do a lesbian make out scene within the first 2 minutes of the 2nd episode? Ugh. Completely unacceptable. Regardless of how our disgusting society feels about "acceptance", we don't have to force TV shows to push this crap, especially ones that are supposedly "family friendly". Just another reason to have to change the channel. It really makes no sense in this day and age, with all the talent that's out there, that studios just regurgitate the same crap. Top it off with pushing the gay agenda = 100% failure.
And the script.. I won't even start talking about that. I mean, this is supposed to be comedy but I didn't laugh even once. It's pretty badly made.
I really love Warburton and Preston as individual actors. There are some good actors here but the material is mostly weak. The style is old network sitcom with some sexual subject matters. It doesn't add up to anything that funny or interesting. It feels bland and old. I would rather this talented cast split up and find better material.
if you want a more thought provoking sitcom, try The Carmichael Show.