NBC previewed the first episode of their new comedy 1600 Penn Monday night following The Voice. Here are 3 reasons why you shouldn't watch it when it lands in it's regularly scheduled spot in a month.
They had an awesome premise and they blew it. A dysfunctional first family? Yes, please! But not this one! They managed to toss every stereotype without creativity to make up this first family. The big sister who is from a previous marriage and doesn't get along with the first lady, she's perfect, and ends up pregnant. The older son who is a rambunctious frat boy. The young daughter who reveals at the end of the episode (spoiler alert) that she has a crush on another girl. And another son who you will never hear from. He's like an accesory son. He's around, but he doesn't get a plot.
They had an awesome cast, and they blew it. Jenna Elfman and Bill Pullman. Come on! This should be funny! Nope. Not one authentic laugh worthy moment.
They had an awesome audience and they blew it. A bold move to lead into a preview of a new comedy out of the most popular singing show on TV right now. It wouldn't be a big surprise if they lost a good portion of that audience in the first five minutes when it became painfully obvious (no really, it was painful) that there was not going to be much funny in this comedy.