Starring: Christopher Meloni, Rachael Harris, Connor Buckley, Claudia Lee, Tyler Foden, Kevin Hernandez
Inspired by the Book "I Suck at Girls" by Justin Halpern
Created by Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker
Written by Justin Halpern & Patrick Schumacker, Directed by Victor Nelli Jr.
Surviving Jack is a new family sitcom set in 1991 in Southern California. Jack Dunlevy (Christopher Meloni) is an ex-military man and doctor who is scaling back his hours at work so his wife Joanne (Rachael Harris) can go to law school. Gruff Jack is taking on more responsibility with his two teenage kids: awkward and hormonal Frankie (Connor Buckley) and rebellious Rachel (Claudia Lee). Rounding out the main cast are Frankie's two friends Mikeya and George (Tyler Foden and Kevin Hernandez)
BOTTOM LINE: Despite the stereotypes - as far as family sitcoms go, Surviving Jack did not seem quite as enjoyable as The Goldbergs but more so than the others. The dynamic between Meloni and Buckley is at the heart of this show and the realness of it means this show has promise. It didn't get great ratings but I'm going to enjoy it while I can. Keep the 90s music coming!!