Me, Myself and I: Pilot
September 25, 2017 7:40 PM - Season 1, Episode 1 - Subscribe

The life of Alex Riley is chronicled over the course of five decades, when he is 14, 40 and 65, as the single-camera comedy begins.
posted by oh yeah! (6 comments total)
Meh. I was rolling my eyes at the manic-pixie-dream-girlishness of young Nori. And then for 'old' Nori they cast an actress 14 years younger than Larroquette? He's 70 playing 65 to her 56 playing 60, which I know is par for the course in Hollywood, and I suppose I should just be grateful Jennifer Lawrence was busy, but, meh.
posted by oh yeah! at 7:47 PM on September 25, 2017

I have to chalk that up to "CBS," but I don't think Nori rose to MPDG. We don't know anything about her except that she's a misunderstood popular girl and she goes to the same bus stop.

I thought it was a decent first episode. It laid out the landscape without being too too stepwise.
posted by rhizome at 2:13 AM on September 26, 2017

I was plesently surprised that his step-brother was a decent kid from the start and not a sitcom trope bully.
posted by Gary at 7:29 AM on September 26, 2017

It looks like John Larroquette's a bout a foot and a half taller than Bobby Moynihan.

I just looked it up, the actual height difference is only about 6". It sure reads greater than that on screen though. I guess Moynihan's character invented shin extensions or something.

It seemed kind of good-natured, but ultimately forgettable.
posted by under_petticoat_rule at 1:32 PM on September 26, 2017

I'm sticking with it because I like Bobby Moynihan but I don't have a lot of hope for the show. All three timelines are going to have to work for the show to be good and most sitcoms can't get one right. I'm guessing most episodes will be like this one where the episode is focused on the kid and that somehow leads to an invention that saves the day for the grown up.

I'm still not sure what John Larroquette's role is. He's rich, he's retired, and his daughter is the GM of the Chicago Bulls. Would the Wonder Years have been better if Daniel Stern kept stopping to count his money or if you could hear his yacht's horn in the background?
posted by Gary at 3:00 PM on September 26, 2017 [1 favorite]

The legs are going to be helped by multiple characters being in multiple timelines. Like, we don't know who 40 year old stepbrother is, so that'll have to happen at some point (a dick or dead, I suppose), and I liked stepdad showing up in the 40yo timeline.

I'm sure they have a plan.
posted by rhizome at 8:36 PM on September 26, 2017

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