Rebel Wilson debuted her new sitcom Super Fun Night ABC last night (October 2). Unfortunately, viewers and critics weren’t exactly smitten with the new comedy.
The comedienne seemed poised to take the fall TV season by storm with her new sitcom. Instead of receiving strong praise, the new show was mostly trashed by critics. As of this writing, Super Fun Night has a Metacritic score of 46 percent based on 26 reviews.
“Having stripped Wilson of her signature Aussie accent for no good reason, the basic story line trots her back about 10 years, to the dark ages before geeks ruled the earth and McCarthy was a franchise,” the Los Angeles Times explained.
Judging from the review posted over at E! Online, a little Rebel Wilson definitely goes a long way. Writer Leanne Aguilera suggests that the actress’ outrageous personality may not lend itself to a starring role.
“After watching ABC’s newest fall comedy, you’ll quickly realized that Wilson’s over-the-top behavior that we all loved in her movies will smother you when packed into a mere 22 minutes,” she wrote.
Although quite a few of the reviews for Super Fun Night were negative, not everyone was quick to trash the new sitcom. Boston Herald writer Mark A. Perigard believes Wilson’s writing brings a “sense of innocence” to the story.
“‘Super Fun Night’ deserves many weeks to come. Here’s hoping ABC doesn’t get in the way,” he wrote in his review of the show.
Critics weren’t the only folks who weighed in on the Rebel Wilson series. Several people headed to social media last night to share their thoughts and feelings about the comedy. Check out some positive and negative Twitter reactions below.
Rebel Wilson is very charming + very funny, but this show is noooot good.
— aaron (@theyshootactors) October 3, 2013
I’m not sure how I feel abt @SuperFunNight just yet. I will give it two more shows bf I decide yay or nay
— LaToya Holt (@LTHolt0328) October 3, 2013
Well, Super Fun Night is really quite bad.
— Samantha. (@SamPamike) October 3, 2013
Super Fun Night’s sole comic idea is “Things/Peopl Fall Down”. Sean Saves The World’s is “Loud. Louder. SCREAM IT!” TV, wonderful…
— Andrew Jones (@EthanRunt) October 3, 2013
Super Fun Night would be so much better if Rebel Wilson used her actual accent. She sounds so much funnier with the native Aussie.
— Frantic Monkey (@LeviathanSmiles) October 3, 2013
Have a look at ABC’s preview of the series.
Are you a fan of Rebel Wilson? What did you think about her new sitcom Super Fun Night?
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