Starring: Briga Heelan, Andrea Martin, Adam Campbell, Nicole Richie, Horatio Sanz, and John Michael Higgins
Created by Tracey Wigfield
Written by Tracey Wigfield, Directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller
I never watched much of 30 Rock, but this seems to have the same kind of feel at first glance. The pilot was smart by starting the episode showing a loving relationship between mother and daughter. It allowed for the inevitable conflict when Carol joins the newsroom a bit more enjoyable because they had already established that there is fundamentally a sweet relationship.
Still, I think the groundwork was laid for a funny show. There are strong characters, a good conflict that a lot of stories can be mined from, and a fun setting. All the pieces are there but now the show needs to put it all together, which is often the case with new sitcoms. It needs time to gel and I think it will get there.
WILL I WATCH IT AGAIN?
Yep. I'm already watching the second episode!