Average User Score: 3.1Apr 23, 2016What I learnt from this show is: Even though I like Ken Jeong, a comedy show with him is not a safe bet. Like, at all!
Yes, I like him,What I learnt from this show is: Even though I like Ken Jeong, a comedy show with him is not a safe bet. Like, at all!
Yes, I like him, although his performances are usually over the top. He's been in shows/movies that were written well enough he could get away with it.
Not this one. I don't know how to say it in a polite way.
It's bad, it really is. I tried again and again, every now and then (that rhymes, I should sing it), but what I got was rarely funny. Call it stale, unoriginal, tired, it all winds up being: Not funny.
The show may have a strong link to Ken's own life, but if it is this unfunny, nobody should know about it.
Keep up the myth, bro! And I'm saying this the way Dr. Ken would say it, which is the way no one should say it.
I read that the show got renewed for another season. A true headscratcher. Makes you loose faith in mankind. I'll try not to think about it.
AFAIK it has a time slot before or after "Last Man Standing" with Tim Allen. Maybe there's where the magic lies. That show knows how to pander to a target audience. For five seasons! Well done Tim! And it helps Dr. Ken...sadly. You can help, people. Don't watch it.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.7Apr 23, 2016Not long into the first season of "Lucifer" you will realize that this is going to be a police procedural.
Lucifer. From Hell. Walking onNot long into the first season of "Lucifer" you will realize that this is going to be a police procedural.
Lucifer. From Hell. Walking on earth. Helping a detective. Solve crimes. Why?
Why a police procedural? With Lucifer. From Hell.
And why do we need another police procedural? No matter if it's a new idea or a tv version of a movie, no matter how high concept the idea, why does it have to be a police procedural?
It's Lucifer. From Hell. Guys!
So is it good? I wouldn't call it that. It's kind of entertaining, more or less.
It's not a complete waste of time. If you're into this kind of thing, you might like it.
What's interesting in this show is Lucifer's "colleague", the female detective.
She seems to be something special and her being close to Lucifer has a specific effect on him.
But it's more or less only hinted at, at least for now. It may be something that will keep you interested and you might stick to this show, or not.
What this show can't really do, is make me understand the reasons why Lucifer is helping to fight crime as a consultant. And also, why the police would want him as one.
There have been enough episodes, but it's hard to swallow and you can't stop asking yourself again and again. "Why does he do it?".
Depending on your expectations about the entity of a real Lucifer, you may find this version too ordinary and un-sexy, even though women find him irresistible in the show.
A real Lucifer would know the desires of people, he wouldn't have to ask them.
For this show to work, he has to know too little about people or mankind, if you will. And sometimes that feels pretty lame.
I'm not sure if this show will give you a payoff, on the whole, week after week.
So you try it out and decide for yourself. I'm not entirely convinced and I may quit. Let's see.
I forgot, Rachael Harris is in it. I really like her. Doesn't help? Ok.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.6Apr 23, 2016I was hesitant to watch this, but in the end, I did and I didn't regret it.
The first few episodes might not make you want more but when youI was hesitant to watch this, but in the end, I did and I didn't regret it.
The first few episodes might not make you want more but when you stick with the show, the characters will grow on you and it'll become an entertaining show.
There are of course some minor points of critique, some things are a little contrived, like many shows I've watched recently are.
But there's not too much of them to get annoyed.
I didn't like the ending, however. It was anticlimactic and too much of a cliffhanger.
Sure, the plan is to make the viewers tune in to season 2.
But if there's no season 2, shows like this will lead to an increasingly disgruntled audience,
that will be less and less prepared to take the risk of getting emotionally involved into new tv shows,
only to be disappointed.
Maybe I'm exaggerating but please, stop these kind of cliffhangers. You don't want to come across as a soap opera.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.4Apr 23, 2016When the last episode was over I thought: "You really need a comedian to write a tragedy like this."
I think it's hard to give this show aWhen the last episode was over I thought: "You really need a comedian to write a tragedy like this."
I think it's hard to give this show a mediocre rating, because either you like it or you want to forget about it.
I'll give that mediocre rating anyway, because it's an average of things I liked and those I didn't like.
The show was very earnest and real. We have popular actors/actresses that did their jobs very well.
Many of the stories the people told, where very touching.
So, there was really something there, that I liked a lot.
You needed a little patience, but it was mostly worth it.
But what I ask myself and what leads to only a 5-rating is the why.
Why all this tragedy, this suffering and sadness, what did it lead to?
What do I get out of it? Nothing.
After witnessing a tragedy like this, I need to take something with me.
Sadness and tragedy alone are just sad and tragic.
A sad and tragic story has to have more than that. Otherwise it'll make you sad and nothing more.
I don't need a happy ending. But I need more than a "That's it. It's over.".
All of them dead or gone. These are sad things you want to leave behind and if there isn't something more,
there nothing you want to keep and take home with you.
I appreciate Louis C.K.'s work, but it was too much of a downer for me with no apparent benefits.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.0Apr 23, 2016If you like Patrick Warburton, it's hard to give the show a thumbs down, at least it's hard for me.
I think the low ratings are too harsh.If you like Patrick Warburton, it's hard to give the show a thumbs down, at least it's hard for me.
I think the low ratings are too harsh. People are being too hard on this show and worse shows have gotten better ratings.
But it's true, there is some funny stuff in there, but on the whole, I can't call it a good show.
The characters themselves are ok, except for the two daughters. They were created after stereotypes and plotlines with them at their center tend to be lazy.
A little improvement in writing would help the show to get a thumbs up, but I somehow doubt that will happen.
We know the actors, and we know they have talent, but that is largely wasted.
But I will keep my hopes up, you never know.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.8Apr 23, 2016At first, I wasn't sure if I wanted the watch this show, considering there have been very few new shows I liked this season.
But what aAt first, I wasn't sure if I wanted the watch this show, considering there have been very few new shows I liked this season.
But what a surprise, it's actually a lot of fun!
If you want political correctness, this show might not be your cup of tea.
It covers topics like sex, drugs, alcohol, but not really in a familiar and family friendly way.
The way the parents talk with their two children about these issues is refreshing, original and very funny.
The parents giving their kids "the talk" about sex ("how do you get pregnant") is just hilarious! I totally cracked up.
The kids surprised me, because they contribute a lot of funny stuff.
So, if you haven't, give this show a try!… Expand
Average User Score: 5.8Apr 23, 2016The first and second season were good, after that, things went downhill.
The third season was still somehow acceptable but after watching aThe first and second season were good, after that, things went downhill.
The third season was still somehow acceptable but after watching a couple of episodes of this season, I quit.
I don't know what's wrong with the professional critics giving this show high ratings.
Most episodes were boring and dull. And, of course, not funny, if you didn't catch my drift.
Mindy's character was annoying from episode one, but without good writing and good comedy, she's unbearable.
The only saving grace, maybe, is Ike Barinholtz. Being my favourite in the show, he always managed to crack me up. He's great!
But, all I can say now is: End this show, please! Don't you have anything better on your platter?… Expand
Average User Score: 7.8Apr 23, 2016I like the show since season 1, which was hilarious, as was season 2.
But, I must say, this season doesn't quite live up to the previousI like the show since season 1, which was hilarious, as was season 2.
But, I must say, this season doesn't quite live up to the previous ones, sorry gals.
Some episodes aren't that funny, but on the hole, still a good show, funny enough.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.2Apr 23, 2016Still a good show worth watching.
What I don't like about it is, that, like other shows, it looks like it won't end until every male lead hadStill a good show worth watching.
What I don't like about it is, that, like other shows, it looks like it won't end until every male lead had sex with every female lead, at least almost.
Is this necessary?
Additionally, I don't know what to make of Hannah's father coming out.
I got somewhat suspicious that the showrunners considered the series to be becoming too conventional and that they wanted more hipness, especially if seen alongside a show like "Transparent". But maybe it's just me.
On a side note: I find the male characters far more interesting than the female ones. I don't know why that is. And I'm not gay.
Still, I like to watch them an follow ther stories.
So, what can I say, well done, Lena!… Expand
Average User Score: 8.7Apr 23, 2016I saw the complete first season but this time around, I quit after 4 episodes.
Vincent d'Onofrio carried the first season and in season 2,I saw the complete first season but this time around, I quit after 4 episodes.
Vincent d'Onofrio carried the first season and in season 2, now that he's gone, you realize just how important he really was.
The punisher storyline wasn't interesting enough. I don't care about heroes debating opposing philosophies about killing bad guys.
This kind of show needs a good, dangerous and interesting villain.
And one thing I noticed even in the first season:
During the fight scenes it's too easy to forget that Murdock is blind.
After a short amount of time the fights just look like two guys fighting and one of them is wearing a costume.
It's just my opinion, but I think that, during the fight scenes, the show isn't able to continuously convey Murdock's blindness.
Maybe the show would need more special effects to achieve that goal and it would take a movie budget to do it.
I know that the Daredevil movie with Ben Affleck wasn't good, but at least the special effects managed to make me "look" through Murdock's blind eyes and it made me get immersed into his world.
Apart from that, the fight scenes in this series are solid, but they aren't original enough to keep me interested in the long run.
And when there's no interesting villain in sight, there are not enough reasons to watch this show.… Expand