I didn't find this sitcom very funny. In the whole first
episode, I laughed a little bit, maybe twice. However, part
of the problem is that I was having trouble understanding
what they were saying. I'm not deaf, but my hearing at 52 is
not what it was in my 20's (nobody's is), and I use the
closed-captioning on my TV because it's just easier. When
they send out the screeners, there's no closed-captioning,
and the sound and other elements are not finished yet. So
that makes it tough, especially if they're talking fast or
have heavy accents, both of which were true here.
I watched it with my husband, and neither of us found it
funny. George Lopez plays a guy who's divorced, and although
he's a teacher, he also sells energy drinks on TV, which has
made him rich. His mother lives with him. She's a similar
character to the one that was always insulting him on his
ABC sitcom. I didn't find it funny in either case.
George has a cousin and nephew who hang out with him, and
they're played by familiar faces Danny Trejo ("Sons of
Anarchy" and many other shows) and David Zayas (who was so
great on "Dexter" as Batista). He also has a white,
blonde ex-wife and a dorky kid. At his school, his
boss (the principal?) is a sexy but slightly-overweight
Latina who hits on him constantly. I found that annoying and
Someone gets pepper-sprayed and that made me laugh. There
was one other thing I laughed at, too. Otherwise, I just
kept thinking, "Really? Why would FX bother with this?"
George Lopez has done better, and so has FX. It's not nearly
as good as Charlie Sheen's show.
Maybe it gets better after one episode!
Check this out only if you're a huge George Lopez fan.
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