Show: The Muppets
When it Airs: Tuesdays on ABC at 8:00 EST
Do I Want to Watch More? Yes
Confession: I watched very few Muppets-related things growing up. I’ve seen a couple of their movies and that may be it. I know who they are through general pop culture osmosis but I have much less of an attachment to these characters than many who tuned in to watch. So I went in to this with very few expectations of how these characters should behave.
I didn’t love the episode but I did enjoy watching it. Some of this is due to the fact that the Muppets are inherently a cute group of characters. There is a nostalgia that is comforting, even with as few memories of them as I have.
There are characters who I would like to see more of in future episodes. I’ve always been a fan of Gonzo and he wasn’t used a lot. I would also watch an entire show of Statler and Waldorf being cranky about everything because it suits my personal tastes, but I recognize that they work better in small doses. I’d also like more of Beaker because he just makes me smile.
As a whole, this isn’t a show I want to ask a lot of. I like the idea of exploring the emotional lives of these characters who have largely come as a big package over the years but even that’s not essential to my viewing experience. I want to have fun for half an hour and smile. So long as that is happening, I’ll be along for the ride.