Through a chain of comedy events, this series takes after Joey, the funny character from the great series, Friends. Joey received an offer to participate at two TV shows at Hollywood, a chance that he can't ignore. He begins a new comedy adventure at Los Angeles.
Joey is still a lovable dummy, but over the summer the ratio of lovable to dumb appears to have changed for the worse. At times the script makes him out to be such an idiot that he's not only unsympathetic but also a nagging nuisance.
Matt LeBlanc sustains his cheerfully dense character... But besides being called upon to say and do the dumbest things, he also occasionally says the kind of snide and sarcastic lines the star of a sitcom would often say, but that Joey never would.
Almost funny... DeMatteo's playing a similarly attitudinal Italian chick, only this time she's sidekick to her sweet 'n' stupid brother Joey instead of a psychopathic mafia henchman. Surely she deserves better.
It doesn't hit the ground running... But it has the makings of a sitcom that could be around for a while -- thanks in large part to Matt LeBlanc, whose portrayal of good-hearted, dimwitted Joey remains winning.