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Title: Last Man Standing
Post by: Mac on October 18, 2014, 03:04:55 pm
Sad to say, but not only do I think Last Man Standing will make it, but it certainly has taken a major right turn into a wall and I won't be watching anymore. I'm not alone apparently.

I love Tim Allen's humor and Last Man Standing is continuation of Home Improvement but with all girls this time. Great cast, funny moments and park you brain at the door.

In the last few seasons, the show has become political. Yes Political jabs from the Republican side. I could care less which side, but idea of bashing politicians might seem a timely thing to do, I find it incredibly distracting. Looses all the humor and it's just not something I want to sit down to watch.

Title: Re: Last Man Standing
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 18, 2014, 03:08:12 pm
Sorry to hear that they have gone too far right (or left) from what initially got you into the show. Personally it doesn't affect me as I have never seen an episode. But I can relate with other shows doing the same to me over the years.
Title: Re: Last Man Standing
Post by: Mac on October 18, 2014, 03:29:36 pm
I kinda get certain shows being able to do it. Political dramas and such, but this is just so disappointing.
Title: Re: Last Man Standing
Post by: Neumatic on October 18, 2014, 05:32:32 pm
That is kind of annoying, and you're right, unless the show is about politics (like Spin City), you really don't need to engage in something so polarizing.  Kelsey Grammar is really right-wing, but Frasier is very neutral.  They only got into politics a few times on the show, and even then it was restricted to stories about fictional characters that were directly looking for Crane support or feedback.  On the Simpsons, Sideshow Bob ran for Mayor as a Republican, but that wasn't nearly as important as the fact that he's just a villain.

Honestly, Last Man Standing didn't really do anything for me, which kinda sucks because I like Tim Allen and I dug Home Improvement, and they definitely tried to put similar elements into this project, but... it didn't click.  Lightning doesn't always strike twice.