I actually enjoyed it. There were times I laughed out loud.
does he play a gay character?
I think the network is rebroadcasting it tonight. Friday Oct 4th.
I believe Sean Hayes plays a UFC cage-fighting barbarian.
I didn't watch either but I hope it's a success. A network has given an out gay man a comedy series. SUPPORT SEAN.
Absolutely dire. The laugh track was so fake sounding and nothing was funny.
Was disappointed - just too hyper, too much going on . A male Lucy. The format just didn't work. He tried hard, but didn't bring it together.
Another second banana who shouldn't be the lead. You could smell the flop sweat through time and space.
Will karen make a cameo?
I couldn't get past one minute of it because of the laugh track. Why would a sitcom use one in 2013?
The show, like "W & G", is shot before a live audience. So , hard as it is to believe, after watching it, that was the audience reacting. He tried hard, but just didn't work for me.
Remember when he was all coy about his sexuality? Yuck.
Do you think we'll ever see the day when there's a gay man on a tv series who isn't a total fucking femme stereotype?
Happy Endings, R13. The best sitcom in years that was sadly cancelled last year.
Sean, OK, Linda Lavin, unlikable. She's dyed her hair and looks even worse.
I only saw the last two minutes. Who was the guy with the bird, and why was he staying in a hotel?
I watched about 10 minutes. Hayes was doing a slightly older and only slightly less manic version of Jack, which only made me realize that this character shouldn't be headlining a comedy show.
And what was with his face? He looked like he'd been botoxed in a big way - it didn't look natural.
Hayes would have done better to tackle a different character, though I'm sure NBC wanted to go with something they execs knew had worked before.
Linda Lavin gave the exactl same performance she's been giving for the last several years onstage.
R10 I don't mind laughter (live and/or sweetened) when it's a three-camera sitcom recorded with a live audience. But I was shocked when I saw "Dads," which appears to be a single-camera sitcom (like "Modern Family," "The Middle," et. al.) that has an added canned laugh track. I cannot remember the last time there was a successful sitcom that had that format.
Did Linda... sing...?
We were spared that experience, R19.
At least for the inital episode.
I liked it. Manic true, needs one more character. But I laughed a couple times and that doesn't not happen often
He is not doing a toned down Jack McPharland. This character is probably closer to who he really is. It wasn't great but far better than Two and a Half Men, The Goldbergs, Trophy Wife, Dads, Mom, Mike and Molly, Two Broke Girls, The Michael J. Fox Show, We Are Men, Welcome to the Family and The Mindy Project. None of the supporting players with, the exception of Lavin, work. I HATE the boss. He looks like Hitler. The daughter is bland but she's cute and way better than any of the employees, including Megan Hilty. He does need to find a more interesting job and they need to stop showing the shot of the building where he works to indicate a change of scene. I noticed that James Burrows directed the first episode of The Millers as well as this show. The Millers was far better but that's another post:) I think he looks great. Yes, he hedged on the gay questions but he never denied being gay. I like Sean. I hope this show works out for him.
I wonder if they need to go back to filming TV shows before a live studio audience. These laugh tracks are getting so annoying. Did 30 Rock have a laugh track? I don't remember.
So Linda Lavin isn't singing the theme song?
No, the them song is sung by someone called Jane Howdyshell.
He's less repulsive than Jon Cryer.
I dunno, R13. He wasn't a shrieking queen like Jack or faux butch. He seemed, like a lot of gay men, somewhere in the middle of the spectrum.
It was middling, at best. The second episode better impress or I don't think it's long for this world (even despite being on NBC). He also was wearing WAY too much makeup.
It was so-so. Multi-cam shows always change on the fly, so I hope it gets a dozen episodes to figure itself out. The cast is good, and there is potential for it to be pretty funny.
[quote]No, the them song is sung by someone called Jane Howdyshell.
Uh-oh. Someone's not a theater queen. Her name is HOUDYSHELL.
Just like the rest of America!
Does Sean have a partner ? If so, he keeps that relationship really secret. Anyone know ?
They should have called it "Mary-Alice" and had Lavin play an aging lesbian.