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‘Ordinary Joe’ is a Nice Guy, but That’s About it

Clearly, NBC is banking on it’s new high-concept drama, “Ordinary Joe”, to be the network’s next This is Us success story. Like “This is Us”, “Joe” has a unique storytelling device but I’m not sure that it is on par with the former show.

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Kenan Thompson is Funnier than His Show

Now given his own show, his humor is even more subtle. At least in the pilot episode. That might have more to do with the fact that his character is still grieving the death of his wife. It’s hard to make that type of character funny. But I’m not convinced that the show is playing to Thompson’s strengths.