Drag Sitcom Work It Is Declared Worst New Show Of The Season

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LGBT groups urged ABC not to air it.

But on it came: a broad sitcom about two guys who dress like broads in order to get jobs because they've decided there's a "mancession" out there and it'll help their chances to be female.

It's sort of a reverse Albert Nobbs.

Except that film is based on real happenings. And in reality, men always have the upper hand in the workplace.

Work It's reactionary premise is from outer space -- and it's basically just an excuse for what critics have called the lowest small-screen antics since ... ever. Or at least since Amos 'n' Andy.

Work It brings to mind that highly questionable film Soul Man, in which a white student wore blackface because that'll make it so much easier for him to get a Harvard scholarship.

Alas, The Hollywood Reporter feels that Work it isn't even "so bad it's good".

It's just so bad.

Also sadly, I was laid up last week and only caught the teaser for the show.

Tomorrow, I have a decision:

Be brave and watch the new episode for my job's sake or join the international girl-cott of people with taste!


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18 comments
Epac
Epac

Isn't this just Bosom Buddies all over again?

JEWISHPRINCESS0
JEWISHPRINCESS0

With all the great young writers who can't get a break they put on a show which is nothing but a copy of something that was already done..already written.

JEWISHPRINCESS0
JEWISHPRINCESS0

The writing is bad the actor's don't work...the show doesn't work.It is not Tom Hanks who did Bosom Buddies so well.!Give me A List New York.!Throw in  Mike Ruiz.!!!!!!!

mjm
mjm

is Hollywood that desperate? remaking a so-so '80s sitcom (which was in itself loosely based on Some Like It Hot) best known for launching Tom Hanks' career is pretty low

Echidna
Echidna

"Smash" looks bad too. "She's a star!" Bad.

Notyah Nalla
Notyah Nalla

"I'm Puerto Rican, I'd be great at selling drugs" was one of the lines I heard from this embarrassing self loathing train wreck. The coworkers have to pretend they're even half way passable, therefore lowering their presumed IQs to less than their shoe size. Who do they think their audience is going to be?

Wisel
Wisel

This show is SOOOO Offensive and not in a good way.

Gerard
Gerard

I was so offended, I LMFAO!

latenitebump
latenitebump

LOOK at the size of those hands clutching that pocketbook! i'm appalled. the hairstyles are abominable as well as those outifts. TIRED!where's patricia fields when you need her?

Windy
Windy

Girlcott it! It makes Bosom Buddies look like Some Like It Hot by comparison.

Troofire
Troofire

Don't give this turd any more publicity or people might actually start to watch it.  Billy Wilder (and Tony and Jack) are rolling over in their graves.

CMG
CMG

Basically, this show led to a defense of Bosom Buddies.  That show's whole plot somewhat made sense as the two guys dressed as women to live in a cheaper apartment complex just for women but ultimately would switch out to go to their jobs.  Eventually by the second and last season the whole idea was dropped and it was just Holland Tayor and Tom Hanks heaving out zingers like it was nothing.

This show is about how a car sales guy loses his job and him and his circle of friends are convinced this is because women are taking over the world, not that the economy and car industry were on the brink of annihilation.  So he dresses up to be a drug rep, because all they hire is women (let me tell you working at a doctors office drug reps are 50/50 in terms of gender) and apparently his is incredibly qualified, only changing his name on his resume mind you, and immediately knows everything what it takes to get people to be a drug rep and labeled the smartest person they have interviewed, the interviewees were all women.  This is like the he-man-woman-hater-club of TV sitcoms.  Don't get why GLAAD wants to further promote this because it is not even about drag or transgenderism or homosexuals.  It is pretty misogynistic and dumb, however.  It should just die into infamy. 

CMG
CMG

 I can't believe Cougartown is in hiatus purgatory for this shit. 

mjm
mjm

Marilyn: The Musical (thought that already was on BWay a long time ago w/ Scott Bakula as DiMaggio?). why would Angelica Huston agree to appear in this tripe? Debra Messing needed the work...

and "Introducing Katharine McPhee". umm, doesn't her time on American Idol in '06 (with Chris Daughtry and flash in the pan Taylor Hicks) count?

Spielberg is on a losing streak. first Tin Tin then his overblown War Horse and now this. and the ad said "from the producers of Chicago and Hairspray' (great, the producers of one of the best movie musicals and one of the worst)

CMG
CMG

Actually not even a name change, just a gender change.  Thank goodness his name is unisex!

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