Personally, I thought it was decent enough for much of its first season, with the Applegate/Arnett chemistry keeping everything afloat. But yeah, it was no great shakes and my interest drifted away partway through last year.
"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
Who gives a shit about the number of cameras when the stories week after week were all about her and Wil Arnett's character complaining about how uncool and unhip and out of the loop they were. This show was donkey shit from the get go, and no adding a phantom brother or whatever else they did was going to change it.
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Really enjoyed it. I'm also (even more) interested in seeing Sorkin's play about Philo Farnsworth and the invention of TV, which apparently touches on some of the same themes. In terms of Oscarness, I'm not really feeling any acting nominations.