Fart jokes and a slightly creepy mother-son Dirty Dancing-themed dance routine were the main takeaways from The Millers’ first episode. Meaning? Its first episode wasn’t exactly impressive.
The CBS sitcom seemed promising, and still does seem promising, because of its star-studded cast: There’s Will Arnett of Arrested Development, Jayma Mays from Glee, Curb Your Enthusiasm’s J.B. Smoove, and Emmy winners Beau Bridges and Margo Martindale. Unfortunately, episode one saw this talented cast trying their best to spit out lackluster material. Thursday’s finale had better material (and no fart jokes!), but still struggled a bit — mostly because it, like the pilot, was a little too mean-spirited.