TV Recap: The Millers, Series Premiere


Plot: Nathan (Will Arnett) surprises parents with the news of his divorce, which influences them to separate. His mother (Margo Martindale) moves in with him and his father (Beau Bridges) moves in with his sister (Jayma Mays).

I have to admit, the only reason why I wanted to tune into The Millers is Will Arnett. He’s a really funny guy and it’s intriguing to see him in a role outside of Arrested Development. But he falls flat here, and in my own opinion, there’s no one to blame the writers of this terrible show.

For a comedy, especially a CBS comedy, this is really effin’ boring. So boring that 10 minutes in I wanted so desperately to turn this off but for the sake of this review, I stuck through it. It was the longest 30 minutes of my life. I didn’t laugh once, which was sad because I actually thought I was going to once or twice. But nope, instead I spent half the time wondering if it was a mistake that this show was on CBS and not NBC and the other half counting down the minutes until 9pm.

Look, I really wanted to give The Millers the benefit of the doubt, but there’s nothing I could write that’s good about this show. It’s so boring, not to mention SO OVERDONE (family sitcoms, meh), and it definitely should not be on the air on a Thursday night, especially right after The Big Bang Theory. I feel sorry for CBS that they are going to lose viewers until The Crazy Ones comes on at 9pm, but I guess that’s what you get for choosing a show that is similar in nature to a handful of other shows on other networks.