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  • NBC's OUTSOURCED

    The series, based on the 2006 movie of the same name, is set around Todd Dempsy (Ben Rappaport) and his culture shock as he is transported to India to run the call center for a novelties company.

    So far most reviews find it to be sub-par, relying too much on cheap puns and at times being almost demeaning toward Indians, with a few nods at its cheerfulness and comedic take on the modern economy. Here's round-up of what critics have said so far...
    'Outsourced' Reviews Are In And The Reception Is Lukewarm (VIDEO)
    4
    I really liked it
    0.00%
    0
    It was ok, I'll give it a chance and let it grow on me
    75.00%
    3
    I'm doubtful it can get better
    0.00%
    0
    One episode was enough, I didn't like it
    25.00%
    1
    My TV was outsourced to India, I didn't watch it
    0.00%
    0
    I didn't watch episode one but I want to see episode 2
    0.00%
    0

    The poll is expired.


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    Seen it... it's uncomfortable. But I'm willing to give it a 2nd episode shot. I like Diedrich Bader but too bad he's barely in the pilot. I think he'll be more involved as the series continues.


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      I really have no desire to watch it...my job was outsourced. I don't find anything funny about it.

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      • #4
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        I'm more interested in this as a social phenomenon than a TV viewer but it caught my attention. Thanks Ralph at KROQ for doing commercials all day.

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          It was all right. I'm giving it a few more eps.
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            I think it may have potential...it's rare for pilots to really "knock it out of the park" so I think I'll wait and see where it goes.
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            • #7
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              I thought it was awful. I never even cracked a smile at the jokes. I will not waste another 22 minutes zipping through a second episode.

              On the other hand, I laughed a lot at Mike & Molly and at **** My Dad Says. And How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men, Modern Family, and the Big Bang Theory all cracked me up in their season premiers.
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                Yeah, it was pretty awful.

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                • #9
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                  I watched the show this weekend after scrolling through the on-demand choices on the digital cable. It was kind of like watching a bad high school play, but I would probably watch it again.
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                  • #10
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                    Given the millions of Americans who've had their jobs outsourced to India/Asia and the millions more warming up in the wings, I find this choice of sitcom material insensitive and appalling. Airing a sitcom about job outsourcing in our current climate of long term unemployment is like eating a seven course meal in front of a starving man.

                    Shame on you, NBC, for being so out of touch with your viewership. I hope the show crashes and burns faster than Trauma did last season.

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                    • #11
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                      I can understand how some have a problem with the shows subject, especially if they have had to go through that, but personally I don't have a problem laughing at situations if they are funny. My mother died of cancer, I can still laugh at "Cancer Boy" from Kids in the Hall and other movies and TV that poke fun at stuff like that.

                      I have gone through numerous situations that shows poke fun at all through my life. To me as long as it's funny, I can laugh at it.

                      I'm sure that shows that others may be a fan of have poked fun at things that others don't find funny. I could see shows like "House", "CSI", "Grey's Anatomy", "The Big Bang Theory" and others have done episodes or said things that someone would find totally offensive and wrong. Comedy, much like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.
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                      • #12
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                        It was OK ... I'll give it another episode.

                        So far, the funniest new show of the season is for sure Raising Hope, Mike and Molly is also cute.

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                        • #13
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                          good premise, terrible writing

                          will not be watching another episode!
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