Wednesday, September 19, 2007

What I'm Watching: 'Til Death

'Til Death: Season 2, Episode 1 "Performance Anxiety" (F)

I could barely get through five minutes of this show. How I made it the entire half-hour is a mystery/miracle. I wanted to check in with this show just to be sure I had not judged it too harshly when I gave the pilot a "D+" a year ago. It is so well-paired with "Back to You" in terms of awfulness. It is also essentially the exact same thing I saw a year ago, so brutally formulaic and undeveloped. The young couple is at first gleefully happy, the older couple bitterly at war with each other. By the middle of the episode the young couple is fighting and the older couple is fighting even more, but by episode's end all is well and everyone is smiling. In this episode we are berated with lots of awful singing from Joely Fisher and freakishly decent celebrity impressions from Brad Garrett. Each scene is so painfully unfunny and predictable that this show is unbearable.

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