Critic Consensus: Though watching Andrea Martin is enjoyable, Working the Engels wastes her talent with groan-worthy gags and lackadaisical writing.
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as Ceil Engel
as Jenna Engel
as Sandy Engel
as Jimmy Engel
as Arthur Horowitz
as Grace Vanderhooven
as Harry Le Maire
as Simon Hightower
as Irene Horowitz
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It's a real pleasure to see [Andrea Martin] back on the small screen in Working the Engels, a less-than-ambitious sitcom that shines every time she makes an appearance.
If you like watching Martin go way, way over the top - and, in all honesty, I do - then you might find something here to enjoy.
The situation and characters are uninspired and generic, and the execution is half-hearted. It will inspire no more laughter in viewers' homes than it did in the writers' room and on the set.
It brims with energy, gives Martin something reasonably gainful to do, marks Rohl as a promising, appealing comedic actress and has enough decent gags to make a case for itself.
All the actors on the show are appealing and have good comic timing; the problem is, they're called upon to act like frantic sitcom characters, spitting out weak jokes at a machine-gun pace, rather than real people. What a pity.
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