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I thought it was a nice surprise when it showed back up on the dvr. I had forgotten about the show and remembered liking it. After watching this Christmas episode I can’t remember what I actually liked about the show.
 

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I thought it was a nice surprise when it showed back up on the dvr. I had forgotten about the show and remembered liking it. After watching this Christmas episode I can't remember what I actually liked about the show.
My thoughts exactly!
 

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I thought it was by far the weakest of the three NBC Christmas sitcom specials. It wasn't a very funny episode. Little humor in people wanting to get home, and the mayor just keeps them around. And the barely sweet ending did nothing to make up for 28 minutes of unfunny.
I really enjoyed it. Maybe it helps to be in L.A. (although this year, I got out of town on December 17).
 

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I really enjoyed it. Maybe it helps to be in L.A. (although this year, I got out of town on December 17).
I'm not an LA guy, but I lived in SoCal for a couple of years and I got a lot of the references and I think it was really geared to how "different" the season is in warm weather areas than in a more "traditional" setting, and I liked all the references to such. The plot has been done many times before, but I always say, that if done well, it doesn't matter if it's been done before. I guess you and I are in the minority and liked it.
 

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While I liked the Christmas episode they had, watching this past week's show reminds me of why I've been on the fence about watching this. Just not funny at all, more stupid than funny.
 

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This last week was it for me. SP deleted.

Sitcoms that have stupid in them can be a challenge for the writers. Done well, eg Superstore, they can be really entertaining. Done poorly, eg American Auto, they are unwatchable. Mr. Mayor started out funny, interesting, but has veered into such dumb story lines that it's become painful to watch. When you cringe more than laugh...

All of this is obviously IMHO. YMMV.
 

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This last week was it for me. SP deleted.

Sitcoms that have stupid in them can be a challenge for the writers. Done well, eg Superstore, they can be really entertaining. Done poorly, eg American Auto, they are unwatchable.
I never got the appeal of "Superstore". Without Amy what was the point? And I liked her because she had been Ugly Betty.

I forget whether "American Auto" was compared to "Superstore" but if its star was Ana Gasteyer ... I first watched her in "Suburgatory" and couldn't stand her. Then I saw her in classic SNL episodes. Didn't help.
 

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I haven't watched one yet but I hear there was a murder mystery. Please tell me it was Jayden. I already know from watching "This Is Us" that Arpi was still there.
 
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