I can think of a few:
1) Poor acting
2) Bad narration
3) Uninteresting situations
4) Not funny
So ABC went and spent TONS of money to promote Emily here, and the pilot was a total yawner.
Heather Graham plays Emily, a somewhat professional woman who lists reasons why she should "not" do something. Kind of a cute idea, but the show just isn’t good. There is the typical gay friend (I know, there’s a gay son on the Book of Daniel and I love that show), the typical bitchy boss, the typical misunderstanding that leads to the typical "chaos" (Three’s Company anyone?) and the (new trend since Desperate Housewives) typical narration by a character of the show. There should be guidelines for the narrator. For instance, if there IS going to be a narrator, they must A) not be a character on the show (Arrested Development), B) be a former/future member of the show (Desperate Housewives or Wonder Years), C) Turn to the camera in the middle of a scene to narrate and nobody notices (Malcolm in the Middle).
Graham’s narration is painful to listen to, and she simply can’t act! Let’s face it – the only thing she’s good at is looking cute and walking around naked! The show thinks it’s being new, different and exciting, but they actually turned "different" into "ho-hum." The only thing this show has going for it is there’s nothing on opposite. Oh, that is unless you enjoy the never entertaining Las Vegas (seriously, the only things worth watching on this show are located in Nikki Cox’s blouse), UPN’s Girlfriends (and if you enjoy ANYTHING on UPN, we need to talk), the WB’s Related (please), CBS’ Two and a Half Men (someone needs to explain how in God’s name this show is the number one comedy in America), or God-knows-what FOX decides to air at 8PM (MTN) on Mondays. If FOX goes with 24 in this time slot, kiss Emily goodbye. Heck, kiss her goodbye anyway. Maybe we can convince her to show up in another pseudo-porn flick?
1.5 out of 5