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. Itâ€™s a very slight comedy, and on the evidence of the first two episodes itâ€™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 thatâ€™s billed in advance as groundbreaking. Nobody has actually broken ground in Canadian TV for years. Continue reading.
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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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