Every so often, one sees a trailer so awful that you have to wonder how the project was given the green light in the first place.
This is one such trailer.
We’re talking about a new CBS sitcom titled United States of Al, and if it wasn’t produced by TV heavyweight Chuck Lorre, the script would surely have ended up in the bin.
Then again, this is the same Chuck Lorre that brought us Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory.
Comedy is subjective, but I would consider both of those unwatchable, especially the former.
Here’s CBS News:
[The show] focuses on the bond between Marine combat veteran Riley, who is returning to life in Ohio, and his interpreter Awalmir, nicknamed “Al”, who served with Riley’s unit in Afghanistan and has recently moved to to the U.S. to start a new life.
Sounds interesting enough, but then we roll the tape:
This is a real TV show. Actually made by human people. On Planet Earth. In 2021. Behold: pic.twitter.com/hm9jDRq95O
— Saeed Taji Farouky (@saeedtaji) March 19, 2021
Super cool accent you have there, Awalmir.
Here’s the same trailer via YouTube,
What an absolute hot mess of a TV show.
The comments under the trailer agree:
Lorre has said that the show covers the important topic of Afghans who applied for and received a Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) for their work aiding US forces, a process that has been criticised for its slow and inconsistent rollout.
Even putting that aside, the show still looks like a steaming hot pile of.., well, you know.
Perhaps fittingly, it premieres on April 1 over in the US.
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