Picks and Pans Review: One on One
In this comedy's inauspicious September debut, divorced Baltimore sportscaster Flex (Flex Alexander) said snickeringly to a lady friend, "When my daughter's in town, my pants aren't down." When I tried One on One again last month, here was Flex rating his professional experience: "I am more seasoned than a Jeffrey Dahmer dinner guest." Is this guy a wit or what?
Breanna (Kyla Pratt), who turned 15 in a January episode, lives with her playboy dad because her mom's pursuing a career opportunity in Nova Scotia—and because TV likes single-father setups. This is hardly the first sitcom in which the parent's immaturity exceeded the child's, and the writing isn't much fresher than the premise. ("I'm just trying to get this father thing right," Flex said after getting it all wrong.) Alexander, whose resume includes stand-up comedy and Homeboys in Outer Space, is outshone by Kelly Perine (Between Brothers) as fireplug-shaped Duane, Flex's friend and foil.
Bottom Line: Doesn't add up to much