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Abby's: Season 1 Reviews

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May 17, 2019
I've never reviewed a show before. In fact, before 5 minutes ago, I've never had a Rotten Tomatoes account.

Abby's however needs to be saved. The chemistry of the characters, the rich lore the show is building, needs to be carried out. In a TV battlefield without it's heavy hitters like The Big Bang Theory, and the Middle we need a freshman show that will bring the laughs like Abby's undoubted will continue to do.
½ May 4, 2019
Mostly good casting is held back by terribly unfunny writing and the unapologetic need to hit us over the head with a "filmed before a live outdoor audience" gimmick (which does not hide the fact that they also heavily inject additional laugh track into the show). Comedy is both hard and subjective, for sure, but this "outdoor Cheers" does not compare favorably with other outstanding Michael Schur offerings, such as The Office, Parks & Rec, The Good Place and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. (Here, it should be noted that Schur is only billed as an Executive Producer, and not a Creator, Producer or Screenwriter as he has been in several other projects). The jokes are forced one-offs, have zero set-up, or simply don't make sense in the conversation; most of them land with a decided thud. The central character has thus far been mostly unlikable, despite being played by the incredibly likeable Natalie Morales, making it unbelievable that she would be able to get away with a no-so-secret illegal backyard bar for so long or that anyone would ever put up with her crazy --and bully-ish-- rules. Sam Malone... Abby is not. Given the talent involved, Neil Flynn especially is a treat to watch, I wanted to like this show. However, in the first 6 episodes I've laughed exactly once and grinned twice. The canned laughter only makes me wince harder when the poor one-liner jokes fall flat. If the writing team isn't overhauled in a hurry, this will be a short-lived and soon-forgotten misfire for Schur and NBC.
½ May 2, 2019
I really wanted this show to be good because it's based in San Diego where I live but it's really not funny at all, the comedy seems to be phoned in, and the laughs are very forced. All that and there's so very few references to San Diego which is what I was hoping to get.... I think Ep2 or 3 had a few references and they mentioned the Padres once, that's it. They even had an episode where they named off Brunch places which they could of used real local restaurants, but they didn't. So no laughs, minimal references to San Diego, equals a show I just can't keep watching. Gave it 5 episodes, that's it.
½ May 2, 2019
Horrible Show Watched 5 episodes and it was all really bad!
May 2, 2019
Laugh tracks have no business in 2019
½ May 1, 2019
Needs help!
½ April 18, 2019
Horrible. Unfunny. Poorly written characters and story. Nothing original with nothing to say. No positivity and no laughs.

A pointless garbage show that's mind mush.
½ April 12, 2019
This excuse for any form of entertainment is thoroughly a waste of even the most waste of life. It's beyond me that any studio would even consider allowing ��?�? this crap of a show ��?�? to air this visual pollution and, believe that anyone would appreciate it. . .
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