Parents' Guide to

The Crazy Ones

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Big stars try too hard in innuendo-laden comedy.

TV CBS Comedy 2013
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It's all too easy to picture the pitch meeting for The Crazy Ones. It's like Mad Men, see? But funny! Well, it's supposed to be. But we're not laughing much, though Robin Williams is mugging energetically at every opportunity, throwing off asides and accent changes while Gellar gets to be the straight woman and sourpuss, harshing on Williams' big plans and big ideas which (spoiler alert!) have a craaaaaazy way of working out just right.

The best part of the show is the interplay between Williams and James Wolk's Zach Cropper. These two have chemistry and give a little fizz to what otherwise seems like strained hijinks that have the rhythms of comedy and drama without actually being funny or dramatic.

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