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Judging a series, especially a sitcom, on the basis of its pilot is like proposing marriage on the first date. You're just asking to get burned. That's because a disproportionate amount of time and effort gets devoted to that first episode. A show's quality can and often does go down once the weekly grind of series production begins. So I almost always wait to see at least two episodes before assigning a grade. As a result, the season's just begun and already I'm behind in reviewing new shows. But I'd rather be tardy than spend all season repenting a passing infatuation with a glitzy pilot.
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