03/28/17 at 06:47am
This show's lack of originality is stunning. It rips off "Chico and the Man", "Cheers" and a parade of one dimensional characters from the last 50 years of TV. Judd Hirsch is a great casting choice but he is made to play a cliche' of a grump with the heart of gold. Franco is the minority kid who is so darned charming, Arthur is won over in all of one episode. There is no story arc or complexity and the audience is denied the opportunity to slowly learn to care about these characters. Instead, the producers and writers use a paint by number kit to make you care and we don't. The blonde, pseudo intellectual waitress with her nose in a book is hinting at Diane Chambers but "Superior Donuts" shows that Glen Charles, Les Charles and James Burroughs are not coming through that door. If only they could. The Arab character joking about terrorism was just revolting. It's hard enough to make that topic funny and it would be a challenge to mine laughs from promoting a hateful stereotype even for good writers. Is this all that network TV can offer today?
03/21/17 at 04:36pm
This show is actually funny if you give it a chance. Cracks me up, the cast is great, way better than 2 Broke Girls.
03/13/17 at 07:48pm
This show wasn't a bad premise, and has good actors. Happy to see Judd Hirsh and Katey Sagal together, Maz Jobrani & David Koechner. But tackling "social issues" is not why I wanted to watch this show. Tonight's episode titled "The Amazing Racists" about stop 'n' frisk cops, the stolen baseball, and racial profiling... come on. I watch comedies because I am tired of all this on the news. Can't we just have a comedy show about a guy who runs a donut shop? We already had the one where Franco got mugged. 7 shows in, and it is already "preachy." Sad. :-(
02/13/17 at 08:40am
This show is fantastic! I like the originality of the premise.
02/03/17 at 05:00pm
Usual cast of bland characters.
Only funny one was the terrorist- oops, I mean the Arab businessman. I like his suit.
02/02/17 at 11:08am
Sounds like an updated Chico & the Man.
01/25/17 at 05:35pm
The Plopster gives this show no longer than one season. The only reason to even check it out is for ol' Judd Hirsch. But I don't think even he can save this from an inevitable early ax.