Lately there have been a lot of bad, yet popular shows on TV, and this is one of them. I'll start with the unpromising premise. Its ANOTHER sitcom about a family. You know because there aren't enough of those. Good writing can make a clich premise good, but here it doesn't. The writing in this show is generally bad from the episode plots, to the characters, to the humor. All seems half assed and unoriginal. This show features an entire cast of characters. Only 2 of which are likeable. The rest are either boring, mean, or stupid. None of which is enjoyable to watch. These characters are not unique or special in any way. You have a cool, laid back dad (Phil), An uptight clean freak mom (Claire), A slutty, spoiled teenager who complains about everything (Haley) and your smart and dumb kids (Alex and Luke). This is pretty much the model for sitcom families since television was invented. (The smart and dumb kid thing has already been done by the Simpsons with Bart and Lisa). There's other characters too, like an old guy and hot Latino chick who do absolutely nothing and the single most annoying gay couple in the world. These characters aren't that great. There is an episode where Gloria pretends to be pregnant so that Claire can get away with shoplifting (and I am supposed to like these characters). The humor is just as bad as the characters. Most of the humor in this show relies on weak one liners (Claire: I will pay you $10 to put some clothes on, Alex: I bet that's not the first time she heard that). It relies on bland sex and toilet humor as well.
The biggest reason I hate this show is because of one character. I absolutely despise everything about this character. In fact if it wasn't for this one character I might have given the show a 5 or 6. This horrid character I am speaking of is no other than Haley. Her character is so despicable because
-She is mean, She posts embarrassing pictures of Alex on Facebook and never gets in trouble for it
-She is stupid, I'm sure even the dumbest teenagers know that rubbing your cell phone on your head won't charge it
-she is selfish, It was the cop's fault she got kicked out of college, not her own
-she is rude, She insults people for actually being intelligent and having lives instead of being a piece of shit slut like herself
-she is spoiled, She comes home wasted from parties all the time and her parents never kick her ass for it and when her parents say she is not allowed to use technology she hides her cell phone in soap and still uses it.
-she complains about everything, If the slightest thing doesn't go her way she bitches.
This show has a lot of bad jokes and bad writing. But what definitely puts the icing on the garbage cake is that abominable horrid teenage slut, Haley