The Crazy Ones

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Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar star as father and daughter in this sitcom set in their advertising agency, Lewis, Roberts & Roberts.  Simon is a creative genius, while Sydney is more professional and ambitious.  Their team consists of womanising copywriter, Zach (James Wolk), neurotic art director Andrew (Hamish Linklater) and attractive assistant, Lauren (Amanda Setton).

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  • Why this show was canceled...

    3.0
    I had really high hopes here, and it looked good on paper, but the fact is that Robin Williams' outdated act overshadows a highly talented Sarah Michelle Gellar, who did her best with what was given her. This show tried too hard to be like "The Office" in my opinion. Sarah deserved a better vehicle for her post-Buffy return to TV where her skills could be showcased better. Sorry, Robin, but it's not the 80s anymore. I gave it a 3 because that's how many times I actually laughed during the 6 episodes I watched before bailing.moreless
  • I can't believe it's been cancelled!

    8.0
    i love this show, and I hope it gets a new lease of life on Netflix or Amazon.
  • Really want to see more

    10
    Few ep (13-14)
  • Gone and probably forgotten...

    5.0
    I was looking forward to this show when it premiered. A long-time Robin Williams fan, think Sarah Michelle Gellar is lovely, and I'm in the communication/marketing/PR business and was looking for some fun satires of the agency biz. Despite all that, the show stopped clicking for me after a few episodes. It was unclear what kind of comedy it wanted to be--family comedy? Workplace comedy? As with many of the great comedies MASH), it tried to interject some drama aging, the legacy of divorced parents, how to handle defeat, but didn't really do so well. After awhile the comedy (even Williams' riffs) became predictable. There seemed to be some promising plot lines developing toward the end--Mary Lou Henner as Sydney's mom--but it was too little, too late. The show jumped the shark for me in the "book burning party" for a library episode--that plot line was ripped off from an actual campaign for a library in Troy, Michigan. I was looking for advertising satire, but when you use actual campaigns in the plot line (without giving credit, as far as I could see), the show becomes more industry report than satire. If I wanted to see Mad Men, I would switch stations. So--RIP "The Crazy I hope to see some of the good looking cast in other shows where the parts work together better.moreless
  • Simon Roberts tries to manage the chaos at his Chicago based advertising agency.

    7.5
    "The Crazy Ones' was mediocre to say the least, but it did deliver its fair share of laughs and had a very strong cast who did very well in their respective roles. Those are the two main reasons why I watched the show for its entire one season run. Robin Williams was (as usual) terrific as the captain of the ship that was Roberts & Roberts advertising. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" veteran Sarah Michelle Gellar was also very good in her role as Williams' daughter. Except for the episode where the sisters of Hamish Linklater's character show up to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, all of the episodes of the show's only season were very entertaining. It was almost pretty obvious from the beginning that there would not be a second season of "The Crazy Ones". Well, the one season the show had was not too bad.moreless
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    • Canceled
      Well that was a bummer. I do agree that the show had some good moments, but it wasn't constant. I still feel this show could've be...
      05/12/14
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    • 1x07: Sydney, Australia
      With all the Australians working in the U.S. TV and movie industry, they picked a Kiwi (NZ) and a Brit? No wonder Simon found thei...
      11/09/13
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    • Pilot
      Upon looking at an artwork of himself Simon in jest called himself a son of a b.... So in effect he just called his own mother a ...
      10/13/13
      2
    • How well do YOU think "The Crazy Ones" will do?
      How do you think this show will do? Comedy competition is tough at CBS with four new comedies, Mike and Molly with 22 episodes and...
      10/11/13
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