It was a ritual every Wednesday night over a glass of pinot grigio, you turned on your TV, sat back, and lived life through Carrie Bradshaw eyes. Comparing your best…
Netflix just released the first full trailer for a new multi-cam comedy from Chuck Lorre, the guy behind Big Bang Theory and Two and A Half Men, and we’re so disappointed. Our biggest issue is that the concept is perfect for a Netflix-style series, but the execution looks to be cookie-cutter network sitcom fodder, and that’s just a shame.
Disjointed centers on “a lifelong advocate for marijuana legalization who’s finally living her dream as the owner of a Los Angeles-area cannabis dispensary. Joining her are three ‘budtenders,’ her twentysomething son and a deeply troubled security guard. All of them are more or less constantly high.” It stars Kathy Bates, Tone Bell, Aaron Moten, Elizabeth Alderfer, Dougie Baldwin and Elizabeth Ho, and is set to debut Friday, August 25th.
This all sounds fine in theory, although we think that official description is the first indication that this isn’t a show for stoners, the execution feels completely trite and lifeless. Much like Big Bang Theory, it’s another Chuck Lorre show where every line is followed by a pause for laughter, and every joke is exactly the same. On Big Bang Theory, when the jokes aren’t repetitive, they’re just sentences comprised of shoehorned geek-buzzwords that placate its intended target audience. Even geeks are offended by that show’s failed attempts at humor that are nothing more than nerdy things people like. This guy sums it up well.
This perfectly encapsulates why I hate "The Big Bang Theory" pic.twitter.com/G2P4TLyUKy
— Lyle McDouchebag (@LyleMcDouchebag) January 27, 2016
Disjointed looks to be following the same path. It’s selling itself as a stoner show for stoners, but everything in this trailer is a stereotype. Just like Big Bang Theory, which pretends to be written for nerds but comes across as an out-of-touch jocks interpretation of nerd culture. Disjointed is filled with stoner stereotypes, bad one-liners, and eye-rolling stoner-tropes. It’s a shame because the concept is perfect for a solid, innovative sitcom. Sadly, based on this trailer, instead of that we’re getting the Big Bang Theory in a dispensary.
Don’t take our word for it, see for yourself and let us know what you think in the comments.