Trial & Error: An Unwelcome Distraction
March 23, 2017 5:55 AM - Season 1, Episode 4 - Subscribe

A new suspect ends up in a coma.
posted by drezdn (9 comments total)
 
Hoping to give this show some attention as it's the most I've laughed out loud at a show in a while. It sort of reminds me of "Parks and Recreation" at its peak.
posted by drezdn at 6:00 AM on March 23


I'm enjoying this show but think I'd like it even more if there was just one episode per week (I have no willpower so can't wait). It's exactly the kind of clever dumb funny I've been missing from tv.
posted by Burn.Don't.Freeze at 8:11 AM on March 23 [1 favorite]


I guess it's a different strokes kind of thing because it's not working for me.

I want to like the show. I like shows with quirky characters, but it's too quirky for me. The lawyer and the daughter are the only characters I can even remotely relate too. Henderson could be OK if they dial back the kook factor by about 10%. The others are so thinly drawn I don't want to spend any time with them at all. In Parks and Rec or Arrested Development, yes, the characters are absurd, but they aren't one-note.
posted by willnot at 11:19 PM on March 23 [1 favorite]


I sat through 15 minutes of episode 2 and couldn't do any more. It reminded me of a pale copy of Arrested Development. The delivery is excruciatingly scripted and telegraphed.
posted by DrAstroZoom at 9:57 AM on March 24


Exactly. I'll keep watching but I wish there were more here and that the characters at least hinted to rounder lives.

And I do think it's funny, but after it's over I can't remember why.
posted by mochapickle at 1:35 PM on March 24


I gave two episodes a try but couldn't last more than ten minutes each. It comes off as really programmed and over-scripted. This will be the show that kills-off the faux-documentary style of sitcom.
posted by Thorzdad at 6:02 AM on March 28


I'm enjoying this show but think I'd like it even more if there was just one episode per week (I have no willpower so can't wait). It's exactly the kind of clever dumb funny I've been missing from tv.

That was my opinion a couple weeks ago. I don't feel that way anymore. Now I'm bored and not finding it funny. I'm disappointed because I love John Lithgow.
posted by Burn.Don't.Freeze at 10:50 AM on April 5


Ended up watching the whole first season. I liked it. There were more laugh-aloud moments for me than most recent shows.
posted by drezdn at 9:47 AM on April 22


And there's going to be a season 2!
posted by drezdn at 6:02 AM on May 22


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