Thursday, October 1, 2015

Worth Watching? 'Grandfathered'

Review of "Grandfathered."
Jimmy (John Stamos) and Edie (Layla / Emelia Golfieri) in the "Pilot" episode
 of Grandfathered (FOX)
And the award for “most surprising response to a new sitcom” goes to the John Stamos comedy, Grandfathered. The show has all the elements that I don’t usually approve of but by the end of 30 minutes, its’ charm won me over. Let me explain.

Full House star turned Oikos yogurt expert, John Stamos, plays a 50-year-old selfish and self-absorbed playboy bachelor, Jimmy Martino, owner of a highly successful and posh restaurant. He is unattached in every way and loves it. Then, life as he knows it changes in a matter of moments as they frequently do in sitcom pilots.

Jimmy is visited at his restaurant by Gerald (Josh Peck), who tells Jimmy that he is the by-product of a one night stand and that Jimmy is his father. Oh, and he brought along someone else, Edie, a baby, who would be Jimmy’s granddaughter. Obviously, this is a lot to take in. Jimmy rushes over to his former one-nighter and Gerald’s mother, Sara (Paget Brewster), to chew her out for not telling him that he had a son. As to be expected, she gives some lame reason why this never happened.

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