Link: Second Jen’s diversity is good, but its comedy is mediocre

From John Doyle of The Globe and Mail:

Link: Second Jen’s diversity is good, but its comedy is mediocre
Second Jen (CITY-TV, 8:30 p.m.) is a new comedy and it falls into the mediocre category. Nice try, though. As in trying too hard to be nice. It’s a very slight comedy, and on the evidence of the first two episodes it’s a one-note idea that is beaten to a near-pulp of puerility through endless repetition of the same theme.

And in the matter of new Canadian TV, it is especially important to have trepidation when approaching a show that’s billed in advance as groundbreaking. Nobody has actually broken ground in Canadian TV for years. Continue reading.

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Prior to becoming a television critic and partner at TV, Eh?, Greg David was a critic for TV Guide Canada, the country's most trusted source for TV news. He has interviewed television actors, actresses and behind-the-scenes folks from hundreds of television series from Canada, the U.S. and internationally. He is a podcaster, public speaker, weekly radio guest and educator, and past member of the Television Critics Association.
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One thought on “Link: Second Jen’s diversity is good, but its comedy is mediocre”

  1. I think the elements for a good show are there but the directing in the pilot was awful. Not very good comedic timing. However, it was a pilot episode and those, especially with comedies, are often bad. There’s enough good about the show that I’m going to watch another couple episodes to make my mind up about the series.

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