Critic Consensus: Bland and uneven, Disjointed does more smoke-blowing than joke-telling -- though it's further proof that Betsy Sodaro is a comedian to watch.
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As viewers it's hard to be as sanguine about a one-note chucklefest that combines the worst of Lorre's conveyor-belt slapstick with an uncomfortable stab at edginess.
Bates was better served as the bearded lady in American Horror Story: Freak Show. She's out of sorts in this particular oddity, both as a nurturer and a taskmaster tossing off tart one-liners. Don't expect much of a buzz.
It's more likely "disjointed" explains the construction of a series that's made to be watched high - and that only works if you are. (I imagine, anyway. This review, despite evidence to the contrary, was not written under the influence.
It's best strength is the warm ensemble, led by Bates as dispensary owner and pot activist Ruth Whitefeather Feldman, who is 'spreading the gospel of marijuana,' as she puts it. The actors bring out some lovely new sides to the old stoner stereotypes.
[Betsy] Sodaro's been stealing the spotlight on sitcoms for a while, and Disjointed gives her a chance to shine.
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