TRIAL & ERROR
Starring: Nicholas D'Agosto, Jayma Mays, Steven Boyer, Krysta Rodriguez, with Sherri Shepherd, and John Lithgow
Created by Jeff Astrof and Matt Miller
Written by Jeff Astrof & Matt Miller, Directed by Jeffrey Blitz
I absolutely love the premise. I'm an unabashed fan of most of these true crime stories (I even watched the Menendez brother special on ABC in January). But even as a fan of those, I appreciate that they are ripe for parody and this show seems to have all the right ideas in place for making a great satire. The problem is it just hasn't come all together and it isn't all that funny.
I really wanted to like Trial & Error and I'm willing to give it a couple more episodes because shows like this sometimes take awhile to gel. Look at the beginning of Parks and Recreation or The Office, probably two of the three most famous mockumentaries to hit TV. Also the premise is enough for me to be curious to see how the case itself actually resolves (and how will this show keep going if it gets renewed for a second season?). There was more "error" than I hoped for in Trial & Error, especially with a lot of positive reviews but I just wanted it to be better than it was.
WILL I WATCH IT AGAIN?
Yes, I am watching the second episode now but a lot of the same problems persist. I'll still give it some time because I really want to like it.