- Great supporting characters (Ian Gomez and Rick Hoffman)
- People make fun of John Stamos (calling him things like “that guy from Menudo” and “Chachi”)
- Chuckle-provoking writing (Ian Gomez talking about being a parent: “Do you know what my daughter just put in the washing machine? My son!”)
- The return of Wendie Malick (loved her ever since "Dream On")
So there you have it, right? A great review of the new ABC comedy "Jake in Progress," starring the always attractive
Blackie Uncle Jesse John Stamos.
Hold on just a sec there, folks. The news isn't all good. Scroll down for the negative side....
REASONS NOT TO WATCH "JAKE IN PROGRESS"
- It’s so clearly a rip-off of Sex and the City, from the advertising campaign (“Different sex. Same city”) right down to the quirky theme music, that it's insulting
- Jake is not, so far, at all likable; he dates randomly and carelessly without impunity, and is just another good-looking schmoozer who has people at his beck and call to do his will
- He seems to only date women who are built like Rebecca Romijn(-Stamos)
- Show makes fun of fat women and gay men and utilized one weird joke about a character in a long skirt looking "like a Chasidic Jew on her first trip to the mall"
- Storylines progress predictably and conflicts are only moderately conflicting (Oh! His date has slept with him before, and he doesn’t remember! Oh! The gay guy’s not really gay…)
- Special preview of the show aired instead of a new episode of "Desperate Housewives" (will I even remember what Wisteria Lane is like once there are finally fresh eps of that show? or will I care?)
I can't really give this show a thumb in either direction. If it's on again and I'm not busy, I'll keep it on in the background while I write my next column. But appointment television, it ain't. Or at least, it ain't yet.
Did you see it? What did you think?