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as Mel Fisher
as Joyce Fisher
as Katie Fisher
as Henry Fisher
[J.K] Simmons isn't the only reason to watch. The improbable but supposedly truth-based premise supports some funny, fresh plotlines.
This isn't a show about the sightless, although Simmons (who is not blind) is terrific at conveying the limits and hurdles. The story is more concerned with the particular challenges of parenting through divorce than with blindness.
For the most part, Growing Up Fisher is so soggy and lumpen, so intentionally inoffensive that it barely registers at all.
The writers try to imbue the narration with a sense of heartfelt nostalgia that came so naturally to a show like The Wonder Years, but the contemporary setting and banal plotlines works against it.
Growing Up Fisher manages to walk the tightrope thanks to a sentimental script by DJ Nash and a strong performance by the always reliable J.K. Simmons.
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