Abby's premiere met with mixed reactions, while some love it, others hope it gets better
Abby's first episode released Thursday night, and was met by mixed reaction from fans. While some loved it, some hoped it gets better in the episodes to come
After a long wait, Abby's premiered on NBC Thursday night. The new series is a multi-camera sitcom shot in front of a live outdoor audience. Abby's revolves around Abby (Natalie Morales), who operates a self-named illegal bar right in her backyard.
Surrounding Abby are the frequent bar visitors who eventually turned into her friends; Fred (Neil Flynn), an ex-Marine who takes his drinking seriously, Beth (Jessica Chaffin) a mother who lives next door to Abby and spends most of her time at the bar avoiding her family, James (Leonard Ouzts), a cowardly and friendly bouncer, Rosie (Kimia Behpoornia), the talkative bartender and finally, Bill (Nelson Franklin), Abby's new uptight landlord who inherited the property from his aunt who passed away recently.
Abby's first episode released Thursday night, and was met by mixed reaction from fans. While some loved it, some hoped it gets better in the episodes to come. "Wow. #Abbys is just bad. The best part was the heart to heart in the kitchen with Fred, and him calling her Sarge (which was cute & very sweet). The next best thing about it is Bill. If NBC wants this series to last, both the writers and the actors need to step up their game," wrote a fan.
Adding to that, another fan revealed, "Please tell me NBC didn't cancel Trial & Error for this Abby's show? It is not remotely good. Never been less entertained by Natalie Morales than watching this. #Abbys."
Apart from this, fans who watched the show because of Neil Flynn who also appeared on 'Scrubs' revealed even Flynn's comedy couldn't save the episode. "Annnnnnd... This new show is so stupid that even Neil Flynn can't save it. #Abbys #nbcabbys."
Some fans questioned the series about the automatic laugh track, "ok, let's talk #Abbys: Is this shot on a set, where is the laugh track? Because I'm sensing an extreme lack of confidence in these jokes if they're doing an artificial laugh track." Another fan added, "Why is the laugh track on when something not funny is happening? #Abbys."
Some fans, however, stated they love the series and cannot wait for the next episode to air. "A sarcastic prideful vet with anger issues and a distaste for frou-frou drinks & men who remind her of her father? All hilariously packed into the premiere ep? Why yes, I do plan on stanning #Abbys forever. Well played, @nataliemorales," said a fan. "#Abbys is so enjoyable I think I'll actually make a point to watch it live every week. @NBCAbbys," wrote another.
But more than the good reactions, it feels the series has been receiving bad ones. Abby's airs with an all-new episode next Thursday on NBC. Check your local listings for more information.