NBC’s Father Comedy “Guys With Kids” Is Barely Passable [VIDEO]
I tried really hard to like this new show. But it was riddled with cliches and tired humor about men being stupid. Same old same old, and I really expected more. Whitest Kids U’ Know’s Zach Cregger was the most fun to watch. No, his character is not even close to being fresh, but he was still the best thing in this. Clegger plays Nick, who’s married with kids. Jesse Bradford’s – Chris character also has a baby, but is recently divorced from the always showing up Sheila (Childrens Hostpial’s Erinn Hayes). Anthony Anderson plays Gary, a tightly-wound, frustrated stay-at-home dad of a squadron of kids. They all live in the same building. And they all go through the by-the-numbers sitcom steps of dealing with marriage and adulthood.
In the first episode, Chris has the opportunity to go out on a date, but Sheila is so overprotective that she won’t allow him to get a sitter. From there it’s all down hill Considering the creative people both behind the show – Jimmy Fallon, and Charlie Grandy (The Office), it’s not crazy to want better than this. But NBC wants broad comedy and this is pretty much as broad as it gets; riddled with cliches and tired humor about men being stupid.