Friday, January 21, 2011

CMT's Working Class- New TV Show -Review

I think the idea of CMT, like so many other music TV stations, creating a new and original sitcom is a great idea. That is just what they are trying to accomplish with their new show "Working Class" which airs on Friday, Jan.28th for the first time. I was actually given the opportunity to preview the show before it airs and give my feedback on what I thought. I will have to say without giving spoliers that it was a cute show and it could do well on CMT, on the other hand I feel like the general idea behind the show is not that original and has been done before throughout the years with several other 30 minutes sitcoms. To give you a summary of the show here is what CMT has to say about the new upcoming show:

"Carli Mitchell (Melissa Peterman) is a single mom from a rough and tumble background, trying to give her kids a better life by moving them to an upscale suburb. She quickly finds that making the transition to "the good life" is harder than she thought. She's unwittingly befriended by her cranky, misanthropic neighbor, Hank (Ed Asner). Her only career prospect is a glorified deli job at the local grocery store, and the man she falls for not only already has a girlfriend, but he's also her boss, Rob (Patrick Fabian). But Carli's attitude is when life gives you lemons, make lemonade ... then add booze. With her catnip-to-the-ladies brother, Nick (Steve Kazee), to help her out (when he's not acting like one of the kids himself), Carli faces the challenges of parenting, dating and making friends in her new community by doing more with less, staying true to herself and approaching each day with a touch of working class" 

I did watch the entire pilot episode and thought that it was cute, and I even laughed and smiled a few times throughout the show but I am not so sure that it grabbed my attention enough to make me want to tune in or DVR the show each week. I think there were moments were they tried to "push" the humor and it was dry and just did not seem to fit. I am not saying that the show is a complete bust I just think that it will have a certain audience that it needs to grab to be successful. If I were flipping through the channels late at night, as I often do, I could see my self leaving the show on as it is not something serious that I would have to to really get into. All in all I think that maybe a few more episodes might need to be seen before I can give an accurate account of how I feel, sometimes show can grow on you.

My involvement and selection for the review of this show was due to being a member of One2One Network.One2One Network strictly adheres to the WOMMA (Word of Mouth Marketing Association) Code of Ethics which is based on the guidelines set forth by the Federal Trade Commission in combination with input from WOMMA members.


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