Thursday, October 8, 2015

Laughing is the best medicine! So I am checking out some new comedies #Grandfathered #theGrinder

I am desperately looking for a good comedy. Let me bring you up to speed on where I am with my comedy watching. Modern Family (loved for years, not loving as much, still has it's moments), The Middle (loved for years, still loving, but wondering where can it go from here?), The League (didn't love at first, then loved, not loving as much, this is it's last season- feeling it should have ended last season.. oops!) That's about it. I have started watching Scream Queens, some may call that a comedy. That debate is for another entry. Right now I just need help finding a funny comedy. Is that redundant?

I decided to turn to FOX. I didn't know how I felt about this at first, I actually don't watch much on this network. Nothing personal, I just don't find anything worth my time. This time I am hoping things will be different. I will say it's too early to tell, but I did get a taste of things on Tuesday night.

The line-up has two of my all time favorite guys: John Stamos and Rob Lowe. Stamos in Grandfathered, plays a playboy who learns he has a son and that son has a child, making him a grandfather. It's a change of life with plenty of ups and downs that Stamos is trying to get used to. Stamos is trying to be funny, and at times he is, but I am not sure I am enjoying the rest of the cast. I do think it will take some time to make the ultimate decision, but for right now I will say Stamos is still Hot, his show not so much. 

Then there is his follower Rob Lowe as the Ginder. Executives at FOX probably should have swapt the order of these two shows. In my opinion, The Grinder is better. Lowe is still Hot, and his supporting cast does a great job. Fred Savage is funny, and so is William Devane! Imagine that all the way from Knots Landing, and most recently 24, Devane is a hoot playing Lowe and Savages father. This show centers around Lowe as an actor in a law show, to an actual lawyer. Lowe uses what he remembers from dialogues in episodes to help his brother and his father win over clients and win cases. Savages response to his brother's ludicrous behavior is excellent, and it just continues to fuel Lowe's character sending him even deeper to his own world.

When you make a minute to laugh, check out the Grinder first. It is worth your time, then if you feel you can make another minute, cue up Grandfathered. It is being said both are sinking a little in the ratings, but I do think that can turn around. Being funny is not easy, because everyone's interpretation of funny is a little different. I appreciate the effort of both of these famous men and their co-stars, but the jury is still out on whether they will remain on my DVR Series list.