Best movie ever!
A film with more than the usual spoiler issues. Talking about it in any detail feels akin to handing you a gift-wrapped present and saying, "I hope you like it -- It's a thriller about a diabolical secret experiment."
The story, direction, characters, and writing/dialogue is akin to taking a tranquilizer shot to the neck, but everything else was so well done.
Exactly the movie you think it is, but not the movie you want it to be.
Craig Robinson is a musician leading a funk band playing in a club. He gets a substitute music teaching job to try to win over his ex Victoria Wavers (Meagan Good). It starts off as nothing to him but he soon finds satisfaction in teaching the kids and making friends with some of the other teachers.I love Craig Robinson and I wish this show isn't so bad. The writing is horrible and all of Craig's charisma can't save it. In fact, Craig is more of a crutch for the show. This school sitcom is easy familiar territories. I think Craig could make that work if he's given the material. The kids have no standouts. The music is a waste of time and only brings the show to a grinding halt. The familiar school teacher sitcom does lead to a couple of smirks but it is no more than that. The show is too uneven and awkwardly unfunny at times.
OK so I have watched the first two episodes of this show and I am kinda sad to say that I really am not likening it I am sad because the ideas great Craig is a good actor and comedien just doesn't seem to work I wish Craig had a better chance he really is a likable guy but this show sucks big time I am. Watching the 3rd episode now because of nothing eles being on but it still isn't really doing it for me I liked Craig on the office this is the end etc but he can't even fix this stinker its sad as I Sayed I wanted him to Achieve great success but this isn't the way its looking so I say skip it trust me I know funny and this isn't it
The series got a huge potentials ,, the idea of the show isn't that genuine but the plot is tight and entangled properly and the script looked okay , had a couple of laughs and some giggles ... Owen Ellickson and Jonah Platt are a couple of young writers yet they had their share of writing some episodes on TV like The office and Family guy .. and i think with a full-on new show they will do just fine.As for the cast; Craig Robinson is a fine good funny actor but here i felt he faded away a bit in the comedy and added a touch of the romantic honest man ,,. to be more fair, the performance of Tim Bagley, Brandon T. Jackson and the kids Ethan Josh Lee and Dante Brown were much more funnier and engaging in the comedy script.So overall, NBC made a good first choice on airing the show .. but they really need to be careful , because this is no where near the best sitcoms on the network and i don't know if they have chosen it just as a summer preparation gap for the Sep/Oct Hit shows but if they want it to survive i think they need to step-up their game and their script to have more and more comedy bits.
The show is mildly funny, but Craig Robinson could do better. The show format is regressive, it feels like something that would have been made 10 -15 years ago - complete with the male Asian character that is effeminate and constantly ridiculed. According to IMDb, the only writers listed are white. Not surprising. With Aziz Ansari, Mindy Kaling, shows like the great but canceled too soon Outsourced, aren't we passed all this? The two writers do look like the type of douche bags that would have picked on Asian kids in high school (dude, hi-five bro!)The show started out funny and promising when it was all Craig Robinson making music. Then they introduced the rest of the cast and it got dumb real quick. Again, this show is racist towards the Indian character on the show.