TV Review - Ghosted (2017)
Adam Scott plays Max Jennifer, a former professor at MIT who studied astrophysics and got his degree from Stanford. However, he was shunned due to his theories about alien abduction and whatnot. He now works at a bookstore. If you've seen Scott in shows like Parks and Recreation or even movies like The Overnight, then his performance here is very similar to his shtick in that show and movie. Actually, a better and surprisingly funnier, Adam Scott performance was in the Emmy-winning Big Little Lies.
Craig Robinson plays Leroy Wright, a former detective with the LAPD who specialized in missing person cases. He's surrogate father to a friend's teenage son and now works as a mall cop. If you've seen Robinson in The Office or anything, his performance is the exact some shtick in all he does.
Scott and Robinson are both funny and as not to criticize their shticks. It simply gets tired after a while. Max is a nerdy, socially awkward guy. Leroy is a tough, no-nonsense, cynical guy. The two are forced to work together, despite not really getting along and that's the constant joke, but it's not enough. The situations need to be clever, or just as clever as the show it mocks. This one isn't as clever, at least not in its first, two episodes.
Running Time: 30 mins
Sundays at 8:30PM on FOX.