In the three and a half minute preview, The Millers manages to capitalize on two of the hottest trends—the foul-mouthed child and the filthy septuagenarian. At least the child bit is short lived, but too much of the program seems to rely on the broad strokes of laughing at the elderly. The Millers operates under the assumption that old people are out of touch with reality and that all they want to do is reclaim their wasted life. Those crazy old people! Amiright?
Well, to that I say: boo. And hiss. And for shame. How limiting. How dare this show ask the audience to blindly accept that decades of life can be callously tossed aside in a second, because that’s the only road to “being happy.” It’s unfair to marriage, and it’s unfair to these characters.
Listen. I understand, CBS. Sitcoms are difficult, and you have to use those broad characters as a quick introduction, so episodes can get into meatier laughs and stories. But this clip makes me doubt that the series is going for depth of story, situation, or humor. It’s a one-tier joke, and if I feel this exhausted and frustrated from it in three minutes, it does not bode well for the future.
 See the work of Chloe Grace Moretz.
 a.k.a. “Betty White Syndrome.”