Dr. Ken

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

So-so sitcom styles itself after star's exaggerated comedy.

ABC Comedy 2015

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 8+

Same as all the other crap on tv.

I'm going to say one thing, Ken Jeong CAN be funny. I liked him in community, and I think he is funny. But he cannot carry a show on his own. The reason he was funny in community was because he was the weird guy in the back. He could work off the main characters and make the situation funny. But that's the thing, I think his comedy is very situational. This is the problem because there is no situation to work off. This show is using the formula that every sitcom and their dog has used. He is the caring father who is trying to balance his job and work. There is nothing new he or any other comedian could bring to this formula, and that is why this show fails. The situation has been done a million times before. so the comedy comes off as stale and repetitive. There is nothing different between this show and it's predecessors. And it is just not funny. If you're looking for a funny sitcom, go for "Fresh Off the Boat" or "Modern Family" and skip this.

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