Thursday, September 23, 2010
First Thoughts: Outsourced
The newest edition to NBC's thursday night comedy block Outsourced, is pretty terrible. Based on an indie (no pun intended) film from 2006 the show follows Ben Rappaport as Todd Dempsy a young gentleman who shows up to his job at an American novelty company only to find that the entire office has been fired and the departments responsibilities outsourced to a call center in India.Todd is given the choice to either be fired or go to India to over see the call center. Seeing that Todd has 40,000 in student loans he chooses the later, at this point the show becomes a mess a very offensive unfunny mess filled with stereotypical characters, its surprising given NBC's recent comedies that this made it to air. What could have been a promising series about the cultural divide ends up being divided between poop and vomit jokes and poor writing. Don't expect this series to last long and expect the far superior Parks & Recreation back on the air before the end of the year. Should you choose to watch new episodes air Thursdays at 9:30 pm on NBC.