Sitcoms tend to take a while to find their footing. And this one, Dr Ken, had its moments. Ken Jeong is a funny actor and makes for a funny character, the show has a solid cast. And the premise is that he is a good doctor with bad bedside manners. Sort of like Gregory House, but in a sitcom kind of way.
He wants the best for his patients — he’d just prefer that they take their whining and complaining elsewhere. At the HMO clinic where he works, he is a little too honest, but he can’t seem to help himself.
“Dr. Ken” stars Ken Jeong as Dr. Ken, Suzy Nakamura as Allison, Tisha Campbell Martin as Damona, Jonathan Slavin as Clark, Kate Simses as Julie, Albert Tsai as Dave, Krista Marie Yu as Molly, and Dave Foley as Pat.
The pilot even had a joke about chess that was quite funny, and every show that has something good about chess gets my blessing. So, with that I´m going to say that the jury is still out on this one. It had some good moments, it had some bad ones. But that´s probably more of a thing of it being a new sitcom. It either goes one way or the other soon.
I will give it the benefit of the doubt as the show actually got me to laugh a couple times. Also, it is interesting in an Inception kind of way that Ken Jeong is a doctor, who then became an actor, and now plays a doctor.
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