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Review of "Indebted"
airs Thursdays, 9:30/8:30c on NBC
I wanted to watch this show because the commercials made
me think it was going to be funny. However, the first
episode wasn't as funny as I expected it to be, given that
there are two comedy veterans in starring roles. Fran
Drescher ("The Nanny") plays Debbie, and Steven Weber
("Wings") plays Stew - two people who have lost all
their money due to bad investments and irresponsible
spending. Debbie and Stew ask their son, Dave (Adam Pally),
and his wife Rebecca (Abby Elliot) if they can move in with
them until they can get back on their feet again. Dave and
Abby are torn because they were looking forward to spending
a bit more time together, since their own children are now
school age, finally, and they can have a little bit more
free time. Dave and Rebecca reluctantly agree, even though
they just offered to let them stay at their house to be
polite. Stew and Debbie are immature and refuse to face the
fact that they are broke. Rebecca doesn't trust them to
babysit her kids because they don't set limits for them.
I think this show has a lot of potential, once the cast
get its comedic rhythm going. Steven Weber and Fran
Drescher are great together and are the funniest part of the
show. The problem comes with the rest of the cast.
They seemed ill-at-ease in their roles. I am hoping that
it's just because it was the first episode. In my opinion,
the parts of the show that centered on Dave and Rebecca were
the parts where I tuned out a bit because they seemed to
just be too tense together. I could see their jokes
were coming, and they didn't make me laugh. I did,
however, enjoy the sweet mother-son scenes between Dave and
Debbie because Fran Drescher and Adam Paully have great
chemistry. I will keep watching this show, hoping that in
future episodes, it will improve. I think it has a
little bit of work to do, so I give it a 3 out of 5 stars.
Young parents Dave and Rebecca are ready to reclaim their
life after years of diapers and sleepless nights. However,
things take an unexpected turn when Dave’s parents show up
unannounced and broke, leaving Dave with no choice but to
open the door to the two people who gave him everything. But
these boomerang parents aren’t great with boundaries and the
question of who’s parenting who quickly becomes blurred.
The series stars Adam Pally, Abby Elliott, Jessy Hodges,
with Steven Weber and Fran Drescher.
Dan Levy, who
created the show, will write and executive produce. Doug
Robinson and David Guarascio will executive produce. Adam
Pally will co-executive produce.
“Indebted” is a
co-production between by Sony Pictures Television and
Universal Television in association with Doug Robinson
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