I had previously posted about how confused and hesitant I was going into this show. Well I just finished the series and I'm not that confused anymore. It wasn't good.
The first episode was straight awful. It was everything I feared it would be. All the attempts at humor came from simply doing gross acts. Throwing up all over the floor in the middle of the meeting. Biting someones fingers off and yelling "I know! Weirdest foreplay ever!" It was so bad. The worst part was that it felt like bad acting was part of the 'tone'. The neighbors, the daughter, Drew and Tim were all delivering their lines like they were on an improv stage were all that matters is being loud and really excited.
I kept watching because Netflix makes it so easy to keep going. There was a scene in the third episode that pulled me in a little. Timothy Olyphant has a serious talk with the drug dealer he is supposed to kill. They bond over life being hard and trying to do the right thing to help out family. It was the first scene were I thought okay, this show at least has some heart. There were other moments throughout the ten episodes that struck the same nerve. All those scenes involved Olyphant, as he was the shows only upside. I also think he would have been much better had Barrymore and the rest of the casts bad acting not rubbed off on him.
The later episodes weren't terrible. They cut down on the gore and random acts of grossness and focused more on figuring out what was happening. The mystery behind it and trying to find a solution kept me interested enough to keep going. Almost all the humor came from Tim and Drew making relationship jokes in the midst of a cannibal act. The script probably read "They bicker while planning out the murder [insert buzzfeeds top 10 reasons why we bicker joke here]. It was very unoriginal.
"I put the weapons away! Don't blame me. You bought me that 'how to stay tidy' book!"
"I only wanted you to stop leaving your shoes in the hallway!" (pause for laughter!!!)
I didn't laugh once. The only selling parts for me were the moments of heart.
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