Quick Thoughts: “Up All Night”

“Up All Night” –¬†Life is all about balance. So what happens when you throw a new baby into it? Reagan and her husband, Chris, are the proud new parents of baby Amy. She may have been unexpected, but life’s curve balls can be a godsend, literally. Unless you have a career that needs attention, which is exactly what Reagan has. So, bucking tradition, they decide Reagan’s the one going back to work while Chris is going to be the stay-at-home dad. Easy, right? Well, not quite.

Will Arnett can never catch a break huh? Funny and talented dude but can’t seem to find a starring vehicle that hits the mark. “Up All Night” is the latest effort.

QT’s:

  • Maya Rudolph throws down as an Ellen/Oprah analogue.
  • Would this have worked better as a multi-cam w/laugh track? Hmmmm….
  • Nick Cannon! Who asked for Nick Cannon?
  • Sad to say but I think Arnett works best in a wacky neighbour capacity.
  • Applegate can do sitcom acting in her sleep. Effortless.
  • Tone, structure solid.
  • Jokes are here and there but the stakes miss with me. Swinger parents now raising a kid? Meh. Screams “mundane First World problems!”
  • Okay pilot…look to see where this goes…

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