S1, E1 “Pilot”
Mike and Martina experience empty-nest sadness after their two daughters eventually move out of the house. But four years later, they’ve adjusted nicely to not having the kids living at home and do what they want, whenever they want… until both their daughters move back home on the same day.
Stella is the flighty, extroverted daughter who studied theatre but hasn’t landed any acting gigs. Shea is the intelligent, introverted daughter who lost her job. Stella has a doofus for a love interest who is supposedly trying to come up with an ap, while Shea relies on her sister and mother to word a text properly for her to get a date because she has zero social skills.
There is also Mike’s father Bob, and Bob’s second wife Alice, who are regular nuisances. Bob has an antagonistic relationship with his son and questions his parenting skills.
The pilot dealt with Mike and Martina trying to cope with their daughters moving back in and screwing up their lives. Mike, played by Patrick Warburton, was the highlight of the show as his constant deadpan delivery provided the only humor of the episode. The other characters weren’t nearly as interesting and not one of them stuck out.
Aside from Mike’s dry quips, most jokes were predictable and failed to make us laugh at all. With no laughs, and characters that for the most part didn’t keep our interest, there really wasn’t much about the pilot to entice us to watch another episode.