I watched a recent episode the NBC sitcom, UNDATEABLE, this week. After my VH1 years in the late 1980s, I wanted to be a supporting player in a good sitcom. I wanted sitcom auditions. I still have fantasies of appearing in hit shows as bright as The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Bob Newhart Show, Cheers, Frasier, Modern Family, Black-ish, Louie on FX -- and even shows that started off well but got cancelled. Shows like Better Off Ted, Happy Endings and Suburgatory. Toss The Mindy Project in there too. Mindy Kaling's sitcom just got dropped. (But Hulu may pick it up.) All those shows, including the cancelled ones, are better than the half-hour episode of Undateable I saw.
The chatty, cute bear cub guy played by David Flynn has recently come out in the show, I hear. So there's a dab more of diversity on Undateable.
Did you see more than one black person as you scrolled down the home page?
I must confess that I didn't see the entire episode. I was watching with a friend, watching it on his TV. Halfway through it, he said "I can't take any more of this." I agreed with him. A cast of young actors was burdened with a dull script that tried too hard to be hip.
If I should give Undateable a second chance, let me know.