I have high hopes for this show. The pilot was fine, but hopefully there will be more substance to it than cussing around a newborn (that was pretty damn funny though).
It's hard for me to be objective about anything starring Christina Applegate. I love her. So, if the show gets horribly bad, then I probably won't notice. I'd love to see Will Arnett succeed in primetime, even if he's playing this role differently than any of his other roles. Will subtle = success? And Maya Rudolph amazed me because I expected to really, really hate her, but by the end, I was like hey, that wasn't so bad.
We watched this after "Free Agents" because I had higher hope for it. I felt the Oprah-ization of Maya Rudolph's character was a bit much, and the best part of the show was the anniversary/aftermath portions.
Sadly that part was from the original pilot and the Oprah-esque parts were from the retooling, so I don't have high hopes for it.
Then again, I did initially choose Studio 60 over 30 Rock, so what do I know?
"Tattoos are the mullets of the aughts." - Mike Naimark
When the actor playing Finn died earlier this summer, I didn't know how the writers would handle it. There wasn't really a way they could build up to a death for the character and make it convincing, but I think they did the best they possibly could.