I keep trying to find out what the problem with this show is. I want to enjoy it, but I haven't been so far and I am struggling to put my finger on just what it is wrong with it.
Is it that they somehow managed to make Wayne Knight, who has been immortalized as Newman, seem unfunny? Is it that they have to go out of their way to emphasize that they are in Cleveland every five seconds?
I think the problem is that they can only make so much "ha ha, I'm 50, but I wanna pretend I'm 40" jokes in one show. They have essentially based the entire show off this and that's something that could work for maybe one episode of a sitcom, not a premise for an entire show though.
And when Carl Reiner as Max comes in and instantly has the only three good lines of the show, you know something is not working.