Let’s talk about ‘The Grinder’ premiere

Senior Television Writer
09.29.15 27 Comments

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As I alluded to in the introduction to my interview with Fred Savage, there have been enough behind-the-scenes shifts on “The Grinder” that I want to wait a while to see what the show becomes before writing a full review of it. That said, I always enjoy watching Rob Lowe goof on his own image, and was happy to see Savage back on camera, and I laughed a good amount at the courtroom denouement (albeit primarily at what guest star Kumail Nanjiani was doing in reaction to what Lowe was doing).

For now, it's your turn. For those of you who tuned in tonight, what did you think? Did you find Lowe and/or Savage funny? Do you think the idea of a TV lawyer trying to practice law for real is enough to carry a series? Did you prefer the family comedy elements or the mockery of the show-within-the-show (featuring guest star Odette Annable)? And will you watch again?

Have at it.

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