Our comment last night was "Would we watch this show if we weren't big fans of MJF?" I think the answer is no. We watched 2 other stupid show premiere's this season. This wasn't horrible, but it wasn't good either. One more episode.
It can't last - MJF's comedic timing isn't there & the show is all about his Parkinson's. Yeah, BTTF is still popular, but a 25 year old doesn't bridge BTTF to this show. Only those of us 40+ do. And half of those 40+ with Alzheimers or Parkinsons in their families probably doesn't find the show laugh-out-loud funny and those of us without find it chuckle-worthy, but not much more.
If it were a comdey and one of the characters had parkinsons, that would be one thing. This is a comedy *about* parkinsons. I watch Modern Family, a hilarious comedy *with* a gay couple because it's funny; I would not watch Modern Family if the entire show revolved around Mitch & Cam *being* gay. The premiere, which could have been about gay marriage, was about proposals and the hilarity of how it was going to happen.
We'll watch episode #2 tonight on the DVR and whatever they throw at us next week, but that very well may be all we catch before pressing the red remove button on the DVR.