Friday, September 22, 2017

Disappointed In Disjointed

I love me some Kathy Bates.    I think the woman is an amazing talent who deserves every accolade she gets.  I can't pick a favourite role of hers - Fried Green Tomatoes...Misery...About Schmidt...Mike & Molly - she's so good! She can do comedy, drama, suspense.  I used to think she could do no wrong. And then...

Disjointed.  {Sigh}  I was so looking forward to this show.  And I'm so disappointed.

Can we all agree that laugh tracks need to go away? What an absolutely annoying, unnecessary distraction. I realize it is filmed in front of a live studio audience, but what is the point? Look at the sheer fabulousness of Modern Family.  No laugh track, no limit to what you can film or do.  Netflix has the opportunity to do some really amazing work here, & this just falls short.  Just like The Ranch --- {Snort} Don't even get me started on The Ranch.

Kathy Bates is, as usual, stellar in her role.  Where Disjointed falls short is the writing & supporting cast. The supporting cast is trying too hard; too hard for laughs & too hard to "act". The writers are putting it all on Kathy Bates' shoulders.  Is this supposed to be an ensemble or is it a 'star vehicle' for Kathy?  I feel like they can't decide, which has left me disengaged in the whole show.  I don't care about any of these characters.  & the side-story of the security guard with the delusions & possible PTSD feels like they're playing it for laughs.  PTSD sufferers deserve better.

& so do the viewers of Disjointed.

After 2 episodes, I'm throwing in the towel.  There are too many other quality programs out there competing for my limited time.