Why must networks continue to force white, suburban family angst on me? It's like the people who think the families on commercials are so true-to-life, why not a show dedicated to them?
I cannot remember their names, but I would swear there have been between 5-10 similar shows about upwardly-mobile white people, living in the suburbs, with no real problems, just whining about trying to relate to their kids and "what happened to my life" crap. I can't remember the others, because they all get cancelled after 6 episodes (if they make it that long). I'm not even talking about dramas - just the same 30 minute, single-camera, no laugh track, angst fest. Plus, I would swear that 2 of those other shows starred the "trying to be hip" dad from this one.
The pilot was interesting enough - not great, mind you. But I just cannot care less about any of these boring people, living their humdrum lives of nothing.
- "Oh, my 15 year old might be too slutty, but I'm too afraid to really lay the law on her".
- "See how cool I am? I'm not like the other old fogey dads - watch me relate."
...and so on, but I am too tired to care.
And even if I did care, there were so many commercials during this show, I had to strain to watch. Is it just me, or are the commercial beds on ABC ridiculous (at least during this show)? I just don't know if I will be sticking around.