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
They also had a bit in the beginning where Pam told Angela she didn't have to come, and Michael overruled her. Oh, and did anyone else catch that it was Robert Pine from CHiPs as Jim's dad? I marked out a lil bit, yes indeed.