I have to confess; I love this article. But then again, I find the kindergarten routines of most late night unwatchable. Conan still occasionally has that edge.
I don’t disagree that the shows sound somewhat dull and certainly don’t fit into the prestige television category. But, they seem like they could be decent entertainment if done well, and the condescension and angst at their very existence in their article seems a little misplaced.
I really can’t tell whether I’m going to love this show or dislike it. On the plus side, there is Schur, Bell, Danson, etc. And I’m not opposed to ethics actually having a place in TV. But my worry is that it will become a bit pedantic and preachy, which would ruin it.(BTW, full disclosure, I thought the last season of Parks and Rec stepped over this line a few times)
And after a years-long flirtation with formally and thematically off-kilter shows (Person of Interest, How I Met Your Mother) and straight-up quality (The Good Wife)
Stopped reading after that. As a viewer who enjoyed How I Met Your Mother’s recreation of Friends for millennials, fell asleep trying to watch Person of…