Not even 10 minutes into NBC’s preview of its upcoming workplace sitcom, American Auto, I had hopped into TTAC’s Slack channel to offer a negative appraisal.
That’s unusual for me – I tend to give a new show more than 10 minutes before judging – but I was struggling to find redeeming qualities. It’s one thing for a show about a fictional car company to get things about the auto industry wrong – much more on that in a bit – but this is a comedy, and I wasn’t laughing.
I dutifully forced myself to keep watching the rest of the two-episode, one-hour preview. The show got better – but it still needs work.
Yes, dear reader — that cartoon family from Springfield turns thirty today. A brief list of items not yet invented or discovered in 1989 include the internet, reliable anti-lock brakes, and the ineptitude of Rick Wagoner.
The Simpsons have gifted us not only with plenty of great one-liners over the years (“Uh, no, they’re saying, ‘Boo-urns! Boo-urns!”) but also a parking lot full of automobiles.
OberkanoneThere is nothing wrong marketing your products to wealthy customers. GMC is fully adopting this strategy. Seeking affordability, look elsewhere.
SobroAt least the filing wasn't for alphanumeric gibberish. Just alpha gibberish.
OberkanoneDoes $63,350 include $1,500 mandatory optional Onstar?
Kendahl$1,500 is a good reason to turn OnStar into OffStar. I guess that means writing off Buick, Cadillac and GMC. The more garbage manufacturers stuff into otherwise very good vehicles, the less likely I am to trade in my 15-year-old Infiniti G37S. It's mechanically sound at 70k miles.
KcflyerGreat looking rigs. Too bad there in such short supply.