Serious Jest:(White Noise) Every once in a while, you’ll get a chuckle out of this show, and there are some insightful commentaries about life in general. However, watching Frankie & Mike Heck schlep through life in their crappy jobs, in their crappy house, and with their ungrateful kids is way too often depressing. After Season 1, I will only be watching further episodes of this show if it happens to come on TV while I’m doing something else. That being said, Heaton and Flynn are charismatic in their roles; Frankie is a much better character than Debra Barone. Also, Atticus Shaffer is an excellent little weirdo.
Serious Jest:(Don’t Bother) The immense charisma of Martin and Hawn really carry this movie and hold your attention, but the script is just not funny enough as a comedy to justify actually sitting down and paying attention to this film throughout, and it’s too silly to be a compelling love story…I guess it’s okay to have on in the background while you’re being productive doing something else, though.