There’s a lot of great TV out there. But there’s a lot of garbage, too.
Let’s look at three of the absolute worst shows to air in the first half of 2018.
It’s 2018. Did we REALLY need another police procedural? ABC certainly seems to think so, and the results are about as dire as you would expect. “Take Two” comes from married couple Terri Edda Miller and Andrew W. Marlowe, the creator of “Castle.” While that sounds promising, “Take Two” isn’t nearly as good, or even as passably entertaining as its predecessor, despite their readily apparent similarities (or rip-offs). The cliched plot is yet another variation on the police procedural you’ve seen a thousand times, and the juvenile jokes (which you’ve probably heard a thousand times) often miss their broad mark. “Take Two” is nothing but derivative summer network television.
“LA to Vegas”
“LA to Vegas” is a workplace comedy produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, the team behind “Anchorman,” “Step Brothers,” and “Talladega Nights.” It’s certainly a winning combination, but we don’t know if Fox was the right place for it, because it reeks of sitcom clichés. For example, the characters are broad caricatures without a shred of depth or humanity, and the show often resorts to lame jokes about sex and drugs. And speaking of the jokes, they are so ill-timed and predictable that we feel like we’re watching a corporate video given out to comedians on how NOT to tell jokes. It was cancelled after fifteen episodes. It’s not hard to see why.
We know there’s still half a year to go, but “Living Biblically” is a true contender for the worst show of 2018. The show follows Chip Curry, a film jetfilmizle.info critic who loses his best friend and decides to start living his life according to the Bible. It’s a decent idea that is entirely wasted on stock sitcom tropes. The characters are thinly-sketched, every stupid joke is capped by canned guffaws, and the show is so afraid to offend anyone that it just becomes annoying. “Living Biblically” avoids its own promise by adhering to the generic setup-predictable punchline formula. Cue the insane, canned laughter.
What do you think the lamest TV show of 2018 is so far?