‘Partners’ Canceled: CBS Pulls The Plug On Freshman Comedy.
Kinda sorry about this. Kinda.
I gave it a big slap when it debuted, but I have to say, it’s grown on me a little. However, it’s still not what I would call a great show. It was fine. There are plenty that are worse. The cast was great, it’s the writing that sunk this one.
Ask anyone, TV is a writer’s medium and if the situations are not written well, well…. ya got trouble, my friend.
I was hoping this show would find its footing because we need more mainstream portrayals of gays and lesbians on television, so that’s why I’m “kinda sorry” about this show’s demise.
Partners was too old-fashioned. It was a style of comedy that just felt old-school. If you want new comedy, try these on for size: Modern Family, New Girl, Happy Endings, and the best of them all, The New Normal.
(For what it’s worth, the godfather of “new comedy” was the sublime Arrested Development. If you haven’t seen it, find it. And remember, there’s always money in the banana stand.)