Picks and Pans Review: George Lopez
Here's a new sitcom about a regular guy named George (stand-up comedian George Lopez) who just got promoted from the assembly line to a management job at an airplane-parts factory. He seems likable and down to earth, and his wife, Angie (American Family's Constance Marie), is attractive and engaging. There's no sign in the March 27 premiere (the first of four scheduled episodes) that their daughter Carmen (Masiela Lusha) or son Max (Luis Armand Garcia) will be more annoying than the average kid.
Is this show in danger of being too nice? Somebody must have thought so, because George has been given a harridan for a mother. In the pilot, Benny (Belita Moreno from Perfect Strangers) repeatedly and coarsely questions her grown son's manhood. She's supposed to draw big laughs, but all she did was put me off.
Bottom Line: Grandma grates