TV Tonight: The Night Shift, The Wil Wheaton Project
S eries Debut: It was too much to hope for that The Night Shift would be the long-long-overdue TV adaptation of the 1982 Henry Winkler/Michael Keaton comedy of the same name.
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#1 Jul 2, 2014
This commentator is clueless. This series addresses almost all the issues of our day, albeit somewhat lightly and with a decidedly nighttime soap slant. It's entertainment, after all.
Obviously targeted to young 20-somethings, and packed discussions of healthcare costs, the problems of returning vets, to the unique (for a while yet, at least) challenges of gay servicemen and professionals, "The Night Shift" barrels through problem after problem at a breakneck pace.
While the RomDraMedy elements are without doubt treated with a young, even at times immature slant, it's a nonstop hour that blows by so fast you'll need the commercials to catch your breath.
It's representation of military culture and ethos, and it's essential contrasts with civilian life and sensibilities, is honest and insightful. A rough and rugged respect, and even affection is evident throughout.
Not a bad way to spend an hour.
Not bad at all.
(Kicks the living croquettes out of "Honey Boo-Boo", "Duck Dynasty" and Thoroughly Narcissistic Housewives of Wherever, that's fer flippin' shure.)
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