Pointless Nonsense

Posted in tv by Bill on April 27, 2017

Great News is a sitcom starring the girl I thought was nice looking in Neftlix’s Love, playing an actress on the Witchita show (it’s a CW/ABC Family kinda thing about witches in Kansas, get it?), and Andrea Martin who I guess is famous for SCTV but she seems sorta like a That Lady to me, as a daughter who ‘s a low level producer on a TV news show and the mother who gets an internship on that same show. I think whatshername is really cute, Tina Fey is a producer or something, and John Michael Higgins is always funny, so I gave it a shot.

It’s actually a lot better than it has any right to be. It’s a premise that feels expected, the young woman trying to make it in her dream career, the meddling mother invading her space. The side characters are pretty much stock characters, the blowhard news anchor guy, the blonde lady anchor who does fluff pieces, the jerk boss. But it has a certain charm, the cast is solid (Nicole Richie seemed like she’d suck but she’s actually not bad), and the creator is a former 30 Rock writer.

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