I was actually amazed to see the poor reviews this show has gotten. I have a Masters in literature and I can appreciate the wonderful subtleties and world painted by the writers in this show.
I watch this with my child quite often, and often find myself laughing right along with him at how clever some of the situations that George manages to get himself in.
Watch the show with your child, and you fill forget all of lifes problems for a half hour. I'm not sure what show my fellow reviewers were watching, but they missed the mark on this.