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Watching Stamos toss out punchline after punchline is a genuine delight, because watching anyone do something they're great at is a delight. He's an actor built for exactly this kind of material, and so he makes it sing.
With Daniel Chun (The Office, Hello Ladies and Happy Endings) penning a quick-witted script, Grandfathered subverts every hokey cliche that it nearly crashes into by maintaining a savvy self-awareness.
Though the pilot hits some of the expected beats - don't muss my pants, baby with dirty hands - it doesn't revel in the comedy of discomfiture common to such stories. It doesn't artificially harden Jimmy's heart just to melt it.
The pilot, the only episode made available to critics, unfolds with by-the-numbers predictability: Jimmy is good at being a dad for a few days but can't handle the commitment. Then he learns a life lesson. I'm not sure how far one can take this story.
Stamos' half-hour goes on to indulge such other TV trends as black lesbian confidantes, "BuzzFeed listicle" Web checks and the single camera's incessant progression of "witty" repartee jumping to quick-cut "gags" jumping to "awww" sentiment.
After one episode of Grandfathered, it's easy to feel like you've seen the first three seasons, especially if Jimmy is going to constantly be presented choices between bedding desirable women and looking after the moppet who has fallen into his lap.
Stamos stars on Grandfathered, a mostly tired sitcom about Jimmy Martino, a restaurateur and aging bachelor who meets Gerald, the grown son (Josh Peck) he never knew he had... Jimmy has to baby-sit: uh-oh.