Still waiting for the working it part of Work It.
Sometimes when you see a pilot episode compared to the other episodes of a show’s season there is usually a difference. Usually it’s a difference for the better. Sadly, there is really no change from Work It’s premiere and the second episode.
Let’s just start out with the general plot of the show minus the cross-dressing, it’s women selling pharmaceuticals. Snore. Well, okay so The Office is about people selling paper but that show’s actually cleverly written. I think the core of Work It’s major problem is the writing. It’s tired joke after tired joke. The episode opens with a family scene at Lee’s house with jokes about paper towels and women’s magazines being in the bathroom. Again, snore. Actually every scene with Lee’s family is just a complete waste.
After that disposable scene, we see Angel and Lee getting all dolled up. Time to insert another lame joke. This time it’s about Angel getting his silicone breast forms and chicken cutlets mixed up. Come on, seriously? Who is the audience they are gearing for? I’m guessing the same people who think Rick Santorum should be President.
Then it’s off to another day at the office with a bunch of super thin hot chicks. I don’t need to tell you their names because it honestly doesn’t matter. The characters are just stock characters, the ditz, the slut, the bitch and the boss. The actresses aren’t even given much at all to develop their characters much past those labels. But frankly, I’m much more interested in them instead of Lee’s family.
After watching Angel awkwardly and ridiculously hitting on Vanessa, his boss (oh look see, I do know their names!), we find out that Angel knows nothing about selling. What? How the hell did he get the job then? Isn’t this a sales company? I mean I guess if you‘ve got these two dudes with hardcore five o’clock shadows who cares about subtleties, right?
So now Angel and Lee have to go out to doctors to sell their pharmaceuticals. It’s bad enough to have them in an office with woman sitting a foot in front of them but now we are supposed to believe that doctors won’t clock these dudes. One word: beard. I was going to write the word beard every time I saw one on our “ladies” but then I realized I’d be saying in every sentence. Beard.
I love this Kelly Clarkson Camry commercial. Yes, it’s true I’m not even fast-forwarding through the commercials on my DVR because I’m in dire need of some entertainment.
Back to Work It. Beard. Angel knows nothing about the drugs he is selling nor how to sell them. Again, how did he get this job? So he flirts. It works. The doctor asks him out on a date. Please say it isn’t so. But first a bar scene with Lee and Angel’s white trash stock character best friend who asks them, “Why are your panties in a bunch?” Both “ladies” are horribly offended by the thought of wearing panties or someone thinking that they do. I’ll tell you whose panties are in a bunch, mine. I can’t figure out how this show got made. Oh wait, isn’t this the same network that made Cavemen based on the Geico Cavemen Commercials? Yep.
I could go on about how uncomfortable it was to watch Lee try to be sexy and hit on his doctor client to sell as much as Angel did. But, I think that the doctor’s look of complete horror really summed up that whole scene., possibly the whole show. Bottom line is that Lee just looks like a full up cross dresser. Like the kind of cross dresser that comes out to the bars with a wig, some chapstick and a smile. Maybe he could pass as Linda Tripp’s sister (Google her if you’ve forgotten). I mean there are some non-feminine looking woman, like Janet Reno, k.d. Lang, Barbara Bush. Maybe if there was actually some comedy in this sitcom I could forgive the fact that no sane person would believe Angel and Lee were women.
Love this promo! ABC’s new show The River looks really good!
And back to Work It. Sigh. Angel goes on the date with the doctor. Lee gets a sale with his doctor, despite referring himself as, “a horny nympho in a freshly ruined thong.” Lee rushes in as a guy to save Angel from licking food off of the doctor’s finger. Insert lame joke number 42 here. Beard. The end.
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