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"Offends Millennials" Is the Least Bad Thing About Joel McHale and Stephen Fry's New Sitcom

By Rebecca Pahle | Videos | August 15, 2016 |

By Rebecca Pahle | Videos | August 15, 2016 |


A tiff broke out at a panel for the upcoming CBS sitcom “The Great Indoors” when a reporter in attendance objected to the show’s portrayal of Millennials as easily offended. That’s the show’s hook, you see: “Millennials, with their social medias and their participation trophies, LOLOL.” I was all prepared to write an incisive post (I promise you guys, it would have been so incisive. Like, blow-your-mind incisive.) about the back-and-forth. On the one hand, yeah, you write a show about how members of an entire group of people are narcissistic dipshits, and you can’t expect them to necessarily be pleased about that. On the other hand, this isn’t a particularly good look for the Millennial critic, whose objection to the show took the form of interrupting the panel and sniping at co-star Stephen Fry.

Then…. I took a look at the trailer.

Holy shit, guys. Ho-ly shit. This show could characterize Millennials as goat-murdering Nickelback fans, and my response to this trailer would still be “But that laugh track, though.” This is Joel McHale’s first major TV role after Community. What happened?! Even the rolled-up sleeves can’t save it.

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And Stephen Fry. Jesus Christ. You go sit in the corner and think about what you’ve done.

Now, granted, this is a “First Look” TCA video, and they tend to be longer and more bloated than proper trailers - they’re designed to give reporters a taste of what the entire show will be, rather than presenting it in a zippy package to convince viewers to watch. I know a lot of you guys like Selfie, and that first look video was a mess. So I might be willing to give The Great Indoors the benefit of the doubt, except no, I am absolutely not willing to give The Great Indoors the benefit of the doubt. This looks worse than the time traveling H.G. Wells show.







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