Posts Tagged ‘Mr Sunshine’

Review – Mr. Sunshine – Employee of the Year (S01Ep02)

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Hey, I am playing to type! What do you mean I can't wear my purity ring?

This week:
Ben has worked at the Sunshine Centre for 10 years and is looking for some recognition. Crystal decides to run a competition for best staff member. A Jonas brother plays a pop idol and Alice and Alonzo have some not so friendly competition.

Pluses:
Better writing than the pilot.
More development of the characters.
The pop star story line and its resolution.

Minuses:
Janney’s character is still woefully overdone.
Just how bright are Nate Torrence’s teeth? Distracting as all hell.

Let’s be honest, this is a long way from being in the same league as Community (which I am well behind with reviews) but it didn’t quite suck this week.


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Review – Mr. Sunshine – Pilot (S01Ep01)

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

What is this magical device that sends me messages?

Synopsis:
Matt Perry is Ben Donovan, the Operations Manager of a large stadium. The show follows the day to day trials, tribulations, antics and interpersonal relationships of the staff with weekly shows/events.

This week:
Ben turns 40’s and realises he doesn’t want to be alone. The ice hockey surface won’t melt and he has a circus to set up. An elephant is missing. Crystal’s son turns up. Alice decides she wants a real relationship and clowns with axes.

Pluses:
Stellar cast.

Minuses:
The writing felt really forced.
Dialogue lacked flow.
Editing was clunky.
Jokes insanely telegraphed.
Set pieces were way over the top. I don’t mind suspending realism for a pay off, but there was no pay off.
How can a cast this good be in something so bad?
Matt Perry has a turkey neck and stupid hair.
How can you do this to Allison Janney???

Seriously, anything with Allison Janney in it is going to get a good looksie from me. Add in Andrea Anders (Better Off Ted) and I am definitely going to watch. Throw in Jorge Garcia for good measure and you have a sure fire hit, right? Nope.

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