TV Review: 'Unhitched'
On the bright side, near simian-on-man violation pretty well throws down the gauntlet with as much audacity as his humanly possible.
But there's a problem, too. If you go to such an extreme in the first five minutes of your comedy series, viewers who actually respond positively to your gambit will be expecting that it isn't an isolated bit of risk-taking. One of the great disappointments of "Unhitched" is that it lacks the courage of its convictions and nothing in the rest of the pilot or the second episode sent to critics rises to that level of audacity.
Monkey rape and shrimp-shaped skin tags aside, "Unhitched" is really nothing more than another
Nothing in the way the main characters interact with each other speaks to any sort of believable or enduring friendship, much less equal footing within the show. Bierko and Jones are the obviously leads, with Sneed just playing a live-action version of
Bierko combines leading man looks with a smile that wreaks of insincerity and throughout his career the question has never been why he gets work -- he's both likeable and funny, plus he made a great Max Baer in "
FOX's difficulties launching live action comedies have been well documented and "Unhitched" is similar to "The Winner" in its attempts to mine an everything-but-the-drawings animated sensibility. Want to know the sad thing? "The Winner" was a funnier show. I still expect "Unhitched" to meet a similar fate -- a quick burn-off and a ripple-free disappearance.