I am happy to see William Shatner on tv.
This fall marks the premier of the new show S#*! My Dad Says, which aired after The Big Bang Theory. The show, which stars William Shatner, Jonathan Sadowski, Will Sasso, Nicole Sullivan, Stephanie Lemelin and Holly Marie Combs is a new sitcom that grew from the Twitter feed of the same name.
The show circles around Ed (Shatner), who is a very opinionated 72-year-old who has been divorced three times. His two adult sons, Henry and Vince, are accustomed to his unsolicited and often politically incorrect rants. When Henry, a struggling writer and blogger, can no longer afford his rent, he is forced to move back in with Ed, which creates new issues in their tricky father-son relationship.
The show feels like How I Met Your Mother, which is not a bad thing, in its tone, feel and humour. The humour is quick and snappy, despite having a corny feel. The first episode is a bit weak, but some of the current popular sitcoms (HIMYM and TBBT) have had weak first episodes but have grown into stronger shows.
The show, which will require small amounts of tweaking to become successful, needs to lose some of the trite aspects and stick to what it does best; the relationship between father and son and the events that circle around it.
Best joke: After son Henry does a Classic Shatner impression of his father, Ed look at him and mutters “Why can’t anyone do a good impression of me?”
Conclusion: I think this show has great potential and I am looking forward to what future episodes bring.