You know what, I give up. At this point, I'm just happy to see a show about families that doesn't feature everyone screaming at each other all the time. I mean, there's some yelling, but like I said. This is television about family relationships. What else can be expected?
The trailer doesn't look terrible. The production value isn't cringingly cheap. The actors aren't totally hamming it up or phoning it in. There's nothing particularly good about it, but there's nothing bad about it either.
It reminds me of Ben and Kate and The New Normal--shows that are trying to embrace how people are carving out wacky family conglomerations. You know, Modern Family rip offs. Welcome to the Family is probably the blandest of the bunch. It's playing fairly safe with the in-law dynamic, but that's one of the things in it's favor. Combining families is a tricky business even when both parties are from homogeneous neighborhoods. You throw in differing cultures and a teen pregnancy and it could get interesting. I doubt this show is the one to do it, but who knows. I'm up for being surprised.
At least I won't be in pain while watching this. Saints be praised.