Will Arnett & Christina ApplegateBeen DYING to watch the premiere of Up All Night, the new parenting sitcom starring Christina Applegate (love!), Will Arnett (adore!), and Maya Rudolph (kills me!), and it finally aired Wednesday night -- way too late for overtired parents, mind you, at 10 p.m., but its regular time will be a lovely and manageable 8/7c. Thank God.
I'll admit I had pretty high expectations for this talented crew, made up of all newish real-life parents. I was sure this was the show that was FINALLY going to get parenting right. Well, they got some of it right and got me to laugh a lot about relatable parenting funnies. However, they also got a lot wrong, making me wonder: Will TV ever get parenting right?
What Up All Night got right:
What Up All Night got wrong:
I know this group and the writers only got 30 minutes (or less) to show us what they've got, and I also know a lot of the "got wrongs" may simply not make for good TV. Then again, I'm pretty sure comedic talents like Applegate and Arnett could even make crying, sweating, and panicking over parenting watchable and brilliant.
Overall, I was pleased with the premiere (wish I hadn't seen all the previews that gave away all the good lines though). I mean, I laughed a lot, found it entertaining, and I'll definitely be tuning back in for more. Keeping up the expectations though! I want more -- more of the good, the bad, and the ugly of parenting. Bring it on!
Did you watch Up All Night? What'd you think? Good show about parenting or just a good, funny show?
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