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Cool Kids (The)

USA, English, 22 mins

  • Director: Phill Lewis; Fred Savage et al.
  • Writer: Charlie Day; Paul Fruchbom; Charlie Kelly et al.

CGiii Comment

Leslie Jordan carries this show on his own...and, sadly, the writing lets him [and the show] down...as does that horrendous 'laughter' track...can it! We all know when to laugh...when the writing is funny enough!

Is there potential for improvement? Not unless the producers [please note: Too many producers sink ships] sack all the existing writers [and, some of the vast production crew], get rid of the weaker characters...and, to be totally truthful...it really needs to be re-named and re-packaged.

Obviously, keep Leslie Jordan and Vicki Lawrence...together they could be dynamite! But, there will be no flying sparks until a new pool of writers are put in place.

In its current state, it's a wonder how & why this got beyond the pilot!


Trailer...

The(ir) Blurb...

THE COOL KIDS is a multi-camera comedy about a rag-tag group of friends living in a retirement community who are willing to break every rule in order to have fun – because, at their age, what do they really have to lose. HANK (Grier) is the leader of this motley crew, a gruff, opinionated, 21st century Archie Bunker who will go to any lengths to have a good time. His loyal, but less than helpful, friends include CHARLIE (Mull), a bumbling storyteller who constantly goes off on tangents about some bizarre, barely believable episode from his life; and SID (Jordan), a naysaying, pill-popping hypochondriac who shoots down every scheme, but still gets roped in. Complicating matters is MARGARET (Lawrence), a brash, confident woman who forces her way into their group and refuses to leave because she’s not going to take crap from anyone – especially not these three. But what unites them all is their shared belief that they’re not done yet – not by a long shot. Growing old with dignity is for chumps. Our self-proclaimed “cool kids” are determined to make the third act of the lives the craziest one yet.

Cast & Characters

Leslie Jordan as Sid
Charlie Day as Chet
Martin Mull as  Charlie
David Alan Grier as Hank
Jamie Farr as Dudley
Vicki Lawrence as Margaret
Artemis Pebdani as Allison
Kat Purgal as Party Planner
Eduardo Franco as Kevin
Roger V. Burton as Phillips

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