Dr. Ken, Yeah or Nay?

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  1. MikeAndrews

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

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    I was interested in Dr. Ken by the promos.

    Then I tuned in on the ABC season preview on VoD.

    I was very put off by Ken as the smug host, and then the clips they showed had a very loud and annoying laugh track.

    Watching the cast on @midnight and reading that some are liking Dr. Ken, I just watched the pilot on VoD.

    It had that Chuck Lorre, everybody is cracking one liner jokes vibe I hate, but they worked above that a bit. The laugh track wasn't as annoying.

    Ken is pretty funny with physical comedy.

    Dave Foley's talents were wasted.

    Stephen Tobolowsky(!)'s talents were really wasted.

    I'll stick around for a few episodes.

    What'd ya think?
     
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  2. Cainebj

    Cainebj Well-Known Member

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    I didn't make it 3 minutes. Between the prostate jokes and the ridiculously loud laugh track, I couldn't take it.
     
  3. stellie93

    stellie93 Well-Known Member

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    I saw the preview show too and hated him in that. I've never seen him before. I may try an episode later. Haven't yet. :(
     
  4. series5orpremier

    series5orpremier Well-Known Member

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    I thought the first episode came on strong in the second half, but after last night I'm out.

    It has good ratings though (for Friday) so it might be around for awhile.
     
  5. Donbadabon

    Donbadabon Bored TCF Club

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    I thought the pilot was much better than the 2nd episode.

    I am sticking with it for a few more to see if it turns that around.
     
  6. TIVO_GUY_HERE

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

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    Nay from me. Didn't make it to the first commercial.
     
  7. spartanstew

    spartanstew Thanks 4 the Update

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    My quickest deletion of the season.
     
  8. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

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    Nothing special so far.
    If I don't see something in the next episode, I think I'm gone.
     
  9. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Never heard of it.
    Ken Jeong in a leading role? No thank you.
    Maybe I had heard of it but dismissed it immediately and repressed the memeory
     
  10. realityboy

    realityboy Well-Known Member

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    I only watched part of the first episode, but I didn't really like what I saw. It seemed like a pretty unambitious sitcom. Not horrible, but not worth wasting my time on.
     
  11. rahnbo

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    The exchange between the wife and her in-laws was pretty funny. Otherwise it was kinda meh. I'll leave the SP since nothing else occupies that time slot and see what happens.
     
  12. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    I had high hopes.

    Halfway through the first episode I deleted it and the SP. I've never done that before.
     
  13. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    On a positive note, Dr. Ken should be a perfect alternative for those who find The Muppets too cerebral.
     
  14. Steveknj

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    Didn't like the first episode, haven't watched the second, and probably won't. Usually I give shows a couple of episodes, but with so much else to watch these days, I probably won't bother.
     
  15. smbaker

    smbaker Well-Known Member

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    Never heard of it. Not going to watch it. I trust busyba's opinion.
     
  16. bantar

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    I've watched both episodes. I liked Ken as Chang in Community. I don't hate this show, but there's not much to like either. It's bad. I'm predicting a mid-season cancellation on this one. I've not yet deleted my SP, but, in the end, will likely be disappointed that I didn't take the early out!
     
  17. Odds Bodkins

    Odds Bodkins Doug's Dad

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    Can't stand this actor for more than 2 minutes. ESPN keeps bringing him on SportsCenter as a way to breathe life into the show. Probably already canceled by the time I hit 'post'.
     
  18. JFriday

    JFriday "Just The Facts"

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    I won't watch any show with a laugh track, they were promoting this on ESPN when Rousy was co hosting, he did such a unfunny promo of it I had no desire to even see if it had a laugh track or not.
     
  19. mattack

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    I like *him*. I have watched the two so far.. I will _probably_ keep watching at least a little while, but I wouldn't care if it is cancelled soon.

    (I know I looked her up already, but I have already forgotten what the wife is known from.)

    The son from "Trophy Wife" (a MUCH MUCH better show overall) is doing the exact same schtick here... So I guess this is one of the times where an actor's exact personality seems to "fit" then we realize the next time it's _not_ acting. No, I'm not meaning to really attack him, I know he's just a kid.

    I was _very_ impressed how one of the daughters did a VERY good Ken Jeong impression during a dinner scene.. all of his mannerisms and such that he's used often too (heh).
     
  20. connie_w

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    I like it.
     

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