I am not liking it so far.I did not laugh even once during the first episode. I will give it a few more episodes though.
It's not terrible, but I think I only laughed out loud twice during the episode. I mean, I love the concept...basically, doing an "Office" style documentary about mid-level city employees. As an employee of city government myself, I can attest to the potential in the concept.
But I don't know. Poehler was hamming it up a bit, and the supporting players are pretty one-note. (Leslie's boss has great potential, though, and I like Rashida Jones.)
I'll keep watching, but this show needs to find its own tone and comedic vibe (just as the American version of The Office had to distinguish itself from the UK original). Otherwise, it's just The Office in which Straight-faced Steve Carell is replaced by Goofy Amy Poehler.
It's promising but not great yet. To be fair, neither was The Office at the beginning.
Didn't like it. Liked it even less because NBC wedged it between two new episodes of The Office just to spike viewership.
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It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't wonderful, much like the first season of The Office. The characters are ok, but Leslie's boss is easily the best character, from the shotgun, to the landmine on the desk, to the BK poster...awesome, and totally Indiana.
There weren't many laughs, but there was a lot of exposition. Hopefully it will be cleared up in the next 2-3 eps.