Space Force season 1. Its a new show produced by Steve Carell and the former showrunner if The Office. Think American Dad (with no Steve or Roger and Maxine is in prison) meets Orange Is The New Black meets Armageddon.
I think it was ten 30 min episodes. Its getting lambasted by the critics for not being funny.
What this show wasn’t, thankfully, was 6 hours of Trump is Dumb jokes. Yeah they take a few minor shots at him and other politicians (Nancy Pelosi and AOC mostly) but they are mostly tame and really feel like they were checking off a box. I don’t like preachy shows or shows that try to ram politics down my throat and I never got close to feeling that.
IMO there were funny moments. Not a lot. But enough. There were also some things that were meant to be funny that weren’t. But the genius of The Office or a show like Parks and Rec wasn’t setup - punchline - laughtrack. It was humor that flowed from the critical mass of the characters personality that built up over seasons.
I can give Space Force some time to build that up.
My main issue with the show was actually the pacing and how disorganized the show seemed at times. I was pretty amazed how rushed it all felt. Its like they had 15 hours worth of ideas that they crammed into 6 hours of actual episodes. There is some lazy writing. Threads were just left dangling. Major details are left unexplained. How Lisa Kudrows character ended the season finale was just dumb.
All in all the show has some pretty big flaws, but also some promise. The cast is spectacular…Carell, John Malkovich, Lisa Kudrow, Noah Emmerich to name a few. I can’t think of any of the main cast that gave a weak performance.
I will tune in for season 2, which apparently already been greenlit.