People are shocked by the disrespect.
And I have to wonder, where the hell have they been?
August 19th, Ava and C.I. noted in "TV: No low is too low for NBC:"
And neither does Go On.For example, Perry's character Ryan King will be visited in dreams by his dead wife (played by Christine Woods) in future episodes. Did NBC not see the ratings for last season's A Gifted Man? It also included a dead wife who 'visited'? It lasted 16 episodes.
It's because of the dead wife that Ryan enters a grief group. And Ryan and the writers get to mock the woman who leads the group (Lauren, played by Laura Benanti) because her only training in addressing an issue was in weight loss. Ryan and the writers have a chuckle over that as they set Ryan up as the all knowing. But, thing is, Ryan's not addressed anything, so group facilitator Lauren is still one up on him. And Ryan's snide 'get over it' attitude towards people who have lost loved ones is not only snide, it's offensive.
As usual, we're several up on NBC. Doubt us?
After watching the two additional episodes and reading over the press material, we listened to two NBC suits prattle on and on about how we will find this show funny, we must find it funny, when it debuts officially on Tuesday nights. On Tuesday nights, they insisted to us, it will be funny.
We weren't aware Tuesdays were so magical.
The reality is that it's offensive for NBC to debut a show mocking grieving people who've lost their loves ones on a Tuesday.
If you don't get what we're saying, pick up a calendar and then explain to us how September 11, 2012 -- the 11th anniversary of 9-11 -- is the perfect day to officially debut a sitcom where Matthew Perry smirks and snarks about people grieving over dead loved ones? As we noted at the top, grossly stupid and grossly offensive.
That took place tonight. More disrespect of 9-11.
And Ava and C.I. told you it was coming back in August.
It takes boob talk for people to notice the disrespect?
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"