I was really looking forward to this one because I am really missing
I thought, well, if I can't have all the friends together, at least I can
still see Joey on TV. The show revolves around Matt Leblanc's wonderful
Joey, who decides to move to Hollywood to really concentrate on his acting
career. Joey moves in with his nephew, Michael, who is a genius.
sister, Gina, Michael's mother, also lives in the same apartment building.
Leblanc does a wonderful job and delivers most of the laughs on the show.
Matteo, this year's Emmy winner for her work on "The Sopranos", also does a
job as Gina. The two actors have great chemistry together as
brother and sister.
The weak points in the show are the supporting cast;
of them have any comic timing at all. Now, it could be because
young, or maybe because the writers are concentrating on writing great
for Leblanc, so they are just not writing funny jokes for the supporting
at all. It is fun to watch Joey's sister, Gina, who appears to be as
with the opposite sex as her brother Joey always has been.
I think that unless the show
concentrates on writing funny material for the entire cast, it will
struggle but still
survive its first year. I hope that in the second season some changes are
made, either in the supporting cast, or in
writing. I think the burden of carrying the
will get very heavy for Matt LeBlanc if he doesn't get a better supporting
to back him up. I have to admit that I hope I am wrong and that the show's
and producers realize where the show is weak and work quickly to improve it. I
do want to see "Joey" become the classic that "Friends" has become.
of 1 to 5, My score is 3. Joey airs on NBC at a familiar day and time
8 PM ET 7 Central time.
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