Single Parents: Pilot
September 26, 2018 7:28 PM - Season 1, Episode 1 - Subscribe

Will Cooper has been so focused on raising his daughter, Sophie, he's lost sight of who he is as a man and has headed deep into the parental vortex. When the other single parents - Angie, Douglas, Poppy and Jake - at his daughter's school see just how far down the rabbit hole of PTA, parenting and princesses Will has gone, they band together to get him out in the world and make him realize that being a great parent doesn't mean sacrificing everything about your own identity.
posted by oh yeah! (6 comments total)
I liked this one. I agree with the review that Killam's character's slapstick is less funny than the rest of the parents, but, overall this is a good cast with good writing, and I'm looking forward to it continuing.
posted by oh yeah! at 7:44 PM on September 26, 2018

It's the first new show of the new TV season that I've caught and while I can't see myself posting about it on a weekly basis, I'm sure it will be a fine way to fill the 30 minutes after Modern Family.

I agree with you there are at least a few strong cast members, and the scenario sets up well for a long-running sitcom, so it will be up to the production team to see if they can make it stick.
posted by sardonyx at 7:53 PM on September 26, 2018

and while I can't see myself posting about it on a weekly basis

Oh, me neither - I mean, I think it's especially difficult for sitcoms to generate weekly discussions unless it's something unique like 'The Good Place'. (And, I'm not planning on continuing to spam Fanfare with weekly threads for every new network offering, I just like checking out all the pilots, and for the bad ones posting a thread afterwards makes it not feel like a complete waste of time as at least I'm serving as the canary in the coal mine for some other mefite :-)
posted by oh yeah! at 5:24 AM on September 27, 2018 [3 favorites]

I like that approach. I've often found shows to watch based on FanFare posts, so this will actually be helpful in perhaps getting me to look at shows I would have otherwise skipped. Honestly, taking a quick glance at the offerings, this new season pretty much looks like a bust from my point of view.

Thanks for giving us a means of discussing the new stuff. Very good work! :)
posted by sardonyx at 10:33 AM on September 27, 2018

I've tried a few of the fall pilots and this is the first one where I'm planning to watch the next episode. It was actually funny. That's hard to manage in a pilot. The kids were a little too adorable (I normally avoid kid shows) so we'll see if I can get used to it or not.

Also, I fully support doing threads for all the pilots; thanks for doing that.
posted by Margalo Epps at 10:16 PM on September 28, 2018

This was so bad and so funny. I’m really not sure what the sneakerbro has to do with the rest of the group, but I’m willing to see. I loved all the kid interactions (especially the disgusting gum scene!) and as long as they don’t introduce any of our main cast sleeping together as a conflict point, I’ll be okay.
posted by Night_owl at 7:00 AM on September 30, 2018

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