$#*! MY DAD SAYS
Airs: Thursdays at 8:30/7:30c on CBS
The Set-Up: After being fired from his job writing for a men's magazine, Henry (Jonathan Sadowski) moves in with his cranky, shotgun-wielding, outspoken dad, Ed (William Shatner). Based on the popular Twitter feed.
The Good: It's only a half-hour. This line: "If it looks like manure and smells like manure, it's either Wolf Blitzer or manure."
The Bad: Everything else. The jokes are lame and obvious, with set-ups that can be seen a mile away and punchlines that never arrive. The emotional moments are handled poorly - especially the awkward scene where Ed gazes longingly at the record player playing a song that he and his ex-wife used to dance to. The main set, Ed's living room, is cluttered with too much furniture and has a big chair in the middle that gets in everyone's way.
The Verdict: Twitter may be great and all, but I don't think Hollywood should rely on it as source material for television programming. I'm calling this $#*! That CBS Puts On Air And Expects Idiots To Watch. * star.