Opinion: Tried to watch Netfilx’s Pretty Smart

The streaming platform has produced plenty of content and series, which is exclusive for Netflix. One of these was Pretty Smart. It is a sitcom with a massive use of a laugh-track. The sitcom is built around two sisters. One that is the nerd and wise one, while the other one is the blond and stupid one. Where the wise sister has to crash and live with her sister who lives in a collective of goodhearted people, but not the brightest cookies.

The Pretty Smart seems on paper like a decent sitcom. Since it has the scene of the collective space, a few characters who creates a “conflict” and a “resolution”. However, it seems so manufactured and so forced. The characters aren’t that deep either.

You have the wise-one, but lacks all sorts of social skills or feels to it. While the stupid one is socially mature, but super-duper naive. The gay one who is the stereotype of what people think gay people are. Then you have the buff-guy and a personal trainer who knows how to lift weights, but has no other personality really. The last is the yoga-and-promiscuous female character to spice up the episodes.

So, you have 5 character to play off and make stories around. The main two are the sisters and them re-uniting. However, it is not interesting… it is not engaging. This the sort of sitcom you only see on the backgrounds of the doctors waiting room or whatnot. It is tragic, because they have characters, which should engage you. Nevertheless, it never does.

I really tried to watch it and gave up in the Sixth Episode of the First Season. It isn’t the lack of originality… but the way it is to fluff and lacks a spine. There is nothing that goes deep or looks like normal human interaction. Yes, it is all a set-up and sitcoms are that. However, these sorts of things are supposed to be either entertaining or a little bit of possibly feel that this could happen to you. There is nothing of that… and only seems really Hollywood.

It is just too perfect… and that gets stale pretty quick. Also, with the lack of character development or even showing something outside the norm. Even the stupid idea of getting busy to find all lids for Tupperware between the two male characters was obnoxious to watch. It just seemed like a scene to buy time and not a real deal two guys would do.

That’s why this series maybe was discontinued. The ones behind it and the ones who invested in it. Should consider more character development and stories who can appeal to people. These folks in this series was shallow and dumb, but not stupidly fun either. They just didn’t seem like they could live in the real world and the dumb sister would have been fired much earlier in the real world. She wouldn’t have kept the job. If they tried to do a Rachel of Friends on her… it wasn’t working, because she had at least some sort of moving story and getting somewhere over time. While the dumb sister is just staying dumb. While the smart sister is getting to live in content of an easy-life without to much academic pressure. However, that isn’t a story of the ages either.

That’s why it doesn’t sell and isn’t interesting. Just tried to watch a new series and a sitcom for easy content. When you get bored of such content. You know something is wrong. This sort of thing should make you laugh and possibly see yourself within the universe. However, that never happened here.

Hope Netflix chooses another path in the future. Sitcoms should be a format that a streaming platform should master. Especially to build upon and get the viewer hooked. However, this wasn’t it. It was not Two-Broke Girls, Friends or How I Met Your Mother. This was a train-wreck. Peace.

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