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Mr. Mayor on NBC

The new Tina Fey/Robert Carlock sitcom starring Ted Danson premiered last night and is streaming on Hulu. The first two episodes are up. The pilot is alright. There’s some good digs at woke youth culture and Holly Hunter is funny as a militant AOC-type, but Danson and the supporting characters are pretty bland and the actress playing his daughter is awful. The second episode isn’t very strong, but the show might pick up after a few episodes so I’ll give it another chance.

Has anyone else watched?

by Anonymousreply 3001/15/2021

I see her midget husband got his ceremonial producer credit to make him feel like a man.

by Anonymousreply 101/08/2021

I watched the first episode. It was OK. Not much more than that.

by Anonymousreply 201/08/2021

I watched it and was underwhelmed. It feels very dated for as hip as it's trying to be.

by Anonymousreply 301/08/2021

The “wacky” elements of these Tina Fey shows is getting played out. It was used in small doses during the first few seasons of 30 Rock, but from season five on it was these dumb, forced surreal jokes trying to balance with serious storytelling and made both worse. Same thing with Kimmy Schmidt.

There was some really smart comedy with Holly Hunter and Female Minority Lead trying to barter and politic with council members and the whole thing was weighed down by the albatross of that idiotic PP PORN bit.

by Anonymousreply 401/08/2021

Will anyone ever tell Fey that she actually isn't the smartest person in the room?

by Anonymousreply 501/08/2021

Why does Danson still have a career? He hasn’t been funny since Cheers.

by Anonymousreply 601/08/2021

I actually loved Kimmy Schimdt. But this was, er, a miss.

by Anonymousreply 701/08/2021

I loved 30 Rock and a lot of her writing on SNL - beyond that I hate nearly everything Fey has her hands on.

by Anonymousreply 801/08/2021

R6 Ted Danson has NEVER been funny. NEVER!

by Anonymousreply 901/08/2021

Bad reviews.

52 on Metacritic and 48 on Rotten Tomatoes.

by Anonymousreply 1001/08/2021

It was supposed to be a 30 Rock spinoff with Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy in New York City.

That would have worked.

Fey doesn't know L.A., and it shows.

by Anonymousreply 1101/08/2021

So the character Tommy, his strategist, is gay right? Or at least the actor

by Anonymousreply 1201/10/2021

It will probably be canned.

by Anonymousreply 1301/10/2021

Tina Fey should just bring back 30 Rock.

by Anonymousreply 1401/10/2021

Ted Danson is like 100 years old now.

by Anonymousreply 1501/10/2021

He must've married someone much younger if he's able to have a 15 year old daughter.

by Anonymousreply 1601/10/2021

All the reviews ive seen say its a piece of crap....

by Anonymousreply 1701/10/2021

[quote]Why does Danson still have a career? He hasn’t been funny since Cheers.

He's arguably the most successful television actor ever. I can't think of anyone who's been on more successful series than he has.

by Anonymousreply 1801/10/2021

What other series has he been on since Cheers? I haven't followed network TV in a LONG time.

by Anonymousreply 1901/10/2021

Becker and also the recent hit "The Good Place" R19

by Anonymousreply 2001/10/2021

Danson is very good in his recurring role on Curb Your Enthusiasm.

by Anonymousreply 2101/10/2021

Ted was mildly funny as the pothead on 'Bored to Death'.

by Anonymousreply 2201/10/2021

If i see he is in a show, i flip the channel asap.

by Anonymousreply 2301/10/2021

Tina Fey has an ossified style of "madcap" tv, but she's not one of the Marx Brothers, or Irene Dunne & Cary Grant, so it isn't funny.

by Anonymousreply 2401/10/2021

Loved Ted Danson in Damages, Bored To Death, Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Good Place.

Not a fan of Tina Fey’s sitcoms, though.

by Anonymousreply 2501/10/2021

Thr part in the trailer where Bobby Moynihan's character refers to the mayor's daughter as his wife, even though it's clearly a young teen girl standing next to Ted Danson (who's 73 years old).... like really? We're gonna stretch this tired gag THAT far? Yikes. "It can be very confusing here in LA." WOMP WOMP. This writing is like some Saved by the Bell episode.

by Anonymousreply 2601/10/2021

I thought it was awful and poorly timed—no one finds a clueless ex-businessman-turned-incompetent politician particularly funny at the moment, as likable and benign an actor as Danson. Fey’s humor, which I have enjoyed in the past, is really uneven these days.

by Anonymousreply 2701/11/2021

When he gets uber stoned on the gummies was fun. The mayor’s paranoia when the mascot comes toward cracked me up. I couldn’t stop laughing.

by Anonymousreply 2801/11/2021

I gave up 5 minutes into last night's episode. Perhaps Baldwin should have checked his ego and made the deal. Hilaria could have been cast as his "wellness expert".

by Anonymousreply 2901/15/2021

[quote]Will anyone ever tell Fey that she actually isn't the smartest person in the room?

You think she'd be able to hear it?

by Anonymousreply 3001/15/2021
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