Muppets Now is a series that exists on Disney Plus. That’s the best AND worst I can say about the show. It exists. It’s not bad, but it’s also not good. It’s not funny, but it’s also not unfunny. Overall, it’s a dull show, and that’s the worst thing it can be.
Being “bad” isn’t the worst thing a show or movie can be. Being “mediocre” is far worse. At least a “bad” show makes me feel something, anything. At best, it makes me moan; at worst, it makes me cringe. But at least I feel something.
Watching Muppets Now, I felt nothing. I felt nothing when I started watching it, and I felt nothing when it ended. I didn’t laugh or roll my eyes or even groan. I passively watched the show until it stopped.
And now I’m tasked with reviewing the first episode. Where do I even start? How do you describe something that made you feel nothing? If something is bad, you describe how it’s bad; and if it’s good, you describe how it’s good. But something dull, mediocre, bland? There’s nothing to talk about. It’s nothing. How do you describe nothing?
Well, join me as I spend the next few hundred words trying to explain why I didn’t care for this “nothing” of a show.