Starring: Kaitlin Olson, Sofia Black-D'Elia, Carla Jimenez, Susan Park, Thomas Barbusca, Jack Stanton, Scott MacArthur
Created by Dave Chernin and John Chernin
Written by Dave Chernin & John Chernin, Directed by Randall Einhorn
The Mick is yet another sitcom about an irresponsible party girl thrust into a responsible situation. I would have to look back but I feel like we get these types of shows a lot. In The Mick, Kaitlin Olson plays Mackenzie, who is forced to start taking care of her niece and nephews when her millionaire sister and brother-in-law are sent to jail and subsequently flee the country. The three kids are rebellious teen Sabrina (Sofia Black-D'Elia), arrogant pre-teen Chip (Thomas Barbusca), and precocious Ben (Jack Stanton). Rounding out the main cast is maid Alba (Carla Jimenez).
The one thing this show didn't do, which I guess was refreshing to an extent, was there wasn't a heartwarming moment to end the show. There wasn't a moment where Mackenzie did something very sweet with one of the kids and things seemed like everything was going to be ok. This show did not end that way, it ended with as dicey a situation as it started. That makes me at least mildly curious to see what episode two looks like.
WILL I WATCH IT AGAIN?
I might give it one or two more episodes. I didn't like American Housewife very much after the pilot but I've grown to enjoy it and sometimes sitcoms need a couple episodes.