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Topic subjectDr Ken (ABC)
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703125, Dr Ken (ABC)
Posted by handle, Sun Oct-04-15 12:39 AM
Jesus, might have been worse than Mr Robinsons.

Who told Dr that a show about a doctor with a family should be one part SeƱor Chang and one part pantomime artist?

I was hoping he'd play it much more straight.

703126, I'm glad they didn't do a double-episode like Mr. Robinson.
Posted by JFrost1117, Sun Oct-04-15 01:41 AM
That shit was rough. Fuckin awful TV.
703128, The trailer made me cringe at how awful it appeared
Posted by Innocent Criminal, Sun Oct-04-15 03:43 AM
I didn't even tune in to watch it. Based on your comments it was what I thought it was.
703130, it wasn't great, but i'll still give it a chance to get better
Posted by Calico, Sun Oct-04-15 05:14 AM
and it wasn't nearly as bad as Mr Robinson
703133, How many do they have in the can?
Posted by handle, Sun Oct-04-15 03:30 PM
Because that +1 MIGHT have a chance if they change EVERYTHING about it.

Was anything funny in it? Did you laugh out loud once?

Dave Foley was misused. And the banter is Nick-At-Day level bad.

Even Stephen Tobolowsky couldn't save it.

I hate to say it but the last multicam sitcom that's still on ABC that is tolerable is Last Man Standing - and it's pretty weak. (Love the girl who plays Mandy though http://www.mytakeontv.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/129567_1356_pre.jpg.)

Maybe single cam it?

And word is that Margaret Cho is showing up soon - not a great sign.
703146, again...i liked parts of it
Posted by Calico, Mon Oct-05-15 07:04 AM
him talking to his family specifically... I even liked some of the hospital stuff....you didn't like it...cool...I can't "prove" you should like any it....
703162, To me that was the weakest part
Posted by handle, Mon Oct-05-15 11:35 AM
>him talking to his family specifically...
He gesticulated 95% of the time, and then said some very cliched things the other 5%. There are literally dozens of other shows with the same plots revolving around families on the air now.

>I even liked some of the hospital stuff....
The part were he was a total asshole to his patients? Or the part where Dave Foley did a soliloquy about being a douchebag?

>you didn't like it...cool...I can't
>"prove" you should like any it....

You could prove that you liked it at least :)
703148, Shocked its not good
Posted by Ceej, Mon Oct-05-15 07:26 AM
703154, Tis not good, I laughed a few times
Posted by Dae021, Mon Oct-05-15 08:43 AM
Tisha Campbell was bad, but moreso her character than her acting. her comedic timing is still good.

I think her name is Tamona though, so yeaa......
703156, disappointed
Posted by jrocc, Mon Oct-05-15 10:12 AM
thought this could have been really funny. turned out more like an adult Disney Channel show.
703174, It comes on Friday for a reason
Posted by JiggysMyDayJob, Mon Oct-05-15 02:59 PM
Thats a death blow to shows like this, especially on ABC. It was garbage I hate the son (who was great on Trophy Wife) has to be on this show. We all realize the Ken is good as a side character and now leading a show right?
703205, ...well, unless you're "Last Man Standing"
Posted by Calico, Tue Oct-06-15 12:55 PM
...which has been literally living up to it's name for about 5 years now....every other show on that night has come and gone...well, them and Shark Tank
703216, *sigh*
Posted by lfresh, Tue Oct-06-15 02:28 PM
yeah a miss
but i only saw one episode

i so want dude to win
When you are born, you cry, and the world rejoices. Live so that when you die, you rejoice, and the world cries.
You cannot hate people for their own good.
703232, Why do you want him to win?
Posted by John Forte, Tue Oct-06-15 07:00 PM
I don't know if there's an Asian version of cooning, but dude has basically made a career out of it. I'd like to see him return to medicine.
703556, I can't decide which is worse: Dr Ken or Undateable
Posted by handle, Fri Oct-16-15 12:50 PM
What say you?
703588, Undateable Live is actually not bad
Posted by jrocc, Sat Oct-17-15 11:43 PM
i think it helps that they're quite self aware and take a different approach to the live show concept.