Enjoy these stills from tonight’s episode of “The Michael J. Fox Show” guest starring Charles Grodin and Candice Bergen as Mike and Leigh Henry’s parents.
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As I have written in the past, I haven’t been the biggest fan of the new MJF show. While some of the dialogue and nearly all of the acting is great, the plot lines, a few of the characters and the comedic situations have left much to be desired.
One of my biggest problems so far has been the character of Ian (Conor Romero). He’s been obnoxious, boorish and often comes off as just plain idiotic.
So, it was nice that last week’s episode, “Homecoming,” finally did some actual character development for Ian. Admitting to his father that he isn’t exactly like him and doesn’t react to adversity the same, or as well, was a revealing moment for the character and made him a much more sympathetic creation.
Hopefully this trend will continue and eventually have all of the characters grow and change as time goes on. I know this show is a sort of throwback to an older style of situation comedy, but I’ve personally never been a fan of the ‘learn-a-lesson-this-week-and-forget-it-by-next-week’ style of comedy writing. It’s lazy and irritating.
Editorial over. Peace.
You may have already heard (yes, I’m late to the show) that Christopher Lloyd, famous for his role as Doctor Emmet L. Brown in the Back to the Future series, will be guest starring in an upcoming episode of “The Michael J. Fox Show.” [SOURCE]
Michael J. Fox tweeted about it yesterday.
Brooke Shields is set to guest star in three episodes of “The Michael J. Fox Show” later this season. Her character will become romantically interested in Ian, the 19-year-old son of the Henrys. [SOURCE]
Hopefully this will bring some development to Ian’s character because so far, he’s coming off as an arrogant, useless idiot.
No, I’m still not all that enamored with this show which is too bad because the performances of MJF, Betsy Brandt and Wendell Pierce have all been excellent. It’s just too bad they don’t have better material to work with.