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"Son of Zorn" review by Suzanne 9/14/16
Airs Sundays 8:30 on FOX

This show is like a lot of FOX sitcoms: Great idea, but not very funny. At least, if the first episode is any indication. They showed it September 11, but the actual show premiere is 9/25.

Jason Sudeikis stars as Zorn, an animated sword-wielding hero in some distant island land.  The twist is that Zorn fathered a child with a regular, non-animated woman, years ago, who lives back in Orange County, California (Orange County is a very conservative area, where Ronald Reagan is from, and where Disneyland is). His ex-wife, Edie (Cheryl Hines), is now engaged to a boring psychology professor, Craig (Tim Meadows). His teenage son is a vegetarian and nothing like Zorn.  Zorn is upset when Craig doesn't want to see him, so he decides to take Edie's advice to move there, get a job, and get to know his son.

I think I only laughed in part, when he was killing a giant bird. Otherwise, it just wasn't very funny.  If you really like FOX's animated shows, give it time and maybe it'll get better. It usually works the other way, though....they start out funny and then get worse. Or like some of the FOX shows, they just bad the whole time.  Not to pick on FOX....most of the network sitcoms are pretty bad. At least they have "Family Guy," which is usually pretty funny.  The Simpsons used to be funny, back before most of you were born!

MORE INFORMATION:

From executive producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller  (“The LEGO Movie,” “21 Jump Street”), and featuring the voice of Jason Sudeikis (THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, “Horrible Bosses,” “We’re the Millers”), SON OF ZORN is a new hybrid live-action/animated comedy about a warrior from a faraway island in the Pacific Ocean – where everything and everyone is animated – who returns to Orange County, CA, to win back his live-action ex-wife and teenage son.

ZORN (Sudeikis), the Defender of Zephyria, Conqueror of the tribes of Agon, decapitator of the dark herdsmen of Grith, has fought in countless epic battles throughout his life, but he may find the greatest challenge of all when he travels back to suburbia to reconnect with his family.

Once there, Zorn finds himself estranged from his son, ALANGULON or just “Alan” (Johnny Pemberton, “21 Jump Street”), a 17-year-old with a mellow, P.C. attitude; and Alan’s mother, Zorn’s ex-wife, EDIE (Cheryl Hines, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”), a former wild child now living the life of an upper middle class mom. Zorn’s efforts to win them back are complicated by the fact that Edie is now engaged to CRAIG (Tim Meadows, “Saturday Night Live”), an online psychology professor and a stable presence in their lives. Nevertheless, to be a good dad, Zorn commits to remaining in Orange County for the long haul, renting an apartment and even working in the exciting field of industrial soap sales under his boss, LINDA (Artemis Pebdani, “Scandal,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”), who appreciates his passion, but just wants him to rein it in at the office.

As he adjusts to life in the suburbs, Zorn is the classic fish out of water, navigating his way through fatherhood, divorce and a boring office job. Sure, as an overlord of pain, he defeated glombeasts, wolf-bats and bloodthirsty arachnobots, but now he’ll go toe-to-toe with a new set of enemies: meter maids, dress codes and the DMV.

SON OF ZORN is a production of 20th Century Fox Television. Reed Agnew and Eli Jorné (“Wilfred”) co-created and co-wrote the pilot. Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Seth Cohen (THE LAST MAN ON EARTH) executive-produce, alongside Agnew and Jorné. Sally Bradford McKenna (“The Grinder,” “The Goldbergs”) executive-produces and serves as showrunner. Eric Appel (BROOKLYN NINE-NINE) executive-produces and serves as director. “Like” SON OF ZORN on Facebook at Facebook.com/SonOfZorn. Follow the series on Twitter @SonOfZorn and join the discussion at #SonOfZorn. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @SonOfZorn.


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