I once again do 11-word reviews of new TV shows, focusing here on the new crop of network sitcoms.
Last year, I did a list of 11-Word Reviews of 11 New Fall TV Shows. I really enjoyed the challenge of coming up with something I thought was illustrative, informative and at least a little bit funny in just 11 words. In the end, I was really happy with how it turned out.
Most people absolutely hated it.
So, by my twisted personal code, that meant I had to do it again.
For another project I’m working on, I watched at least one episode of every single new network show for the fall 2012 TV season. And I figured I could re-appropriate that effort into a new edition of 11-word TV reviews.
Here are 11-word reviews of the 11 new fall 2012 TV comedies and sitcoms, ranked from worst to best. As with last year, I couldn’t squeeze in my usual pink highlights without making it look too cluttered. Unlike last year… maybe people will enjoy it more this time around?
11 | Guys With Kids (NBC)
I kept expecting Anthony Anderson to blink “SOS” in Morse Code.
10 | Malibu Country (ABC)
Never watched Reba’s previous sitcom but this must be identical, right?
9 | Partners (CBS)
Your typically average CBS sitcom (just missing obese husband, Chuck Lorre).
8 | The New Normal (NBC)
Merely having a character spout offensive cliches doesn’t make you edgy.
7 | Emily Owens, M.D. (The CW)
Hospitals? Just like high schools! Or so the characters say incessantly.
6 | The Neighbors (ABC)
It’s 2012. Can’t believe “neighborhood of wacky aliens” show’s on television.
5 | Mockingbird Lane (NBC)
Supposed to be a series, turned into one-time special. Ouch.
4 | The Mindy Project (FOX)
Like Whitney — star/creator seems to be working out her insecurities.
3 | Go On (NBC)
Tiny flashes of Community… but mostly just continues post-Friends curse.
2 | Animal Practice (NBC)
Surprisingly good when animals aren’t onscreen. But when they are… yikes.
1 | Ben and Kate (FOX)
Funniest new comedy of 2012 by FAR. Doesn’t have a prayer.