Rebel Wilson's foray into TV comedy starts tonight on M-Net with her comedy, Super Fun Night at 6pm. Fans of Rebel will enjoy the comedy, while some who are not fans, may just become fans. But those who are not fans of Rebel, no matter how awesome she was in Pitch Perfect, will definitely not enjoy this comedy.
But then it's not really good or anything to write home about. The premise of the show is promising, but sadly, it just doesn't work. It's not necessarily bad, but in a crowded TV season with better comedies, it just doesn't cut it. Some viewers of the show have called it a cross between The Big Bang Theory and The Mindy Project. If only it was just as good.
Super Fun Night stars Rebel Wilson as Kimmie Boubier, Liza Lapira as Helen Alice, Lauren Ash as Marika, Kevin Bishop as Richard Royce and Kate Jenkinson as Kendall Quinn. The premise of the show is Three nerdy female friends decide to have super fun every Friday night. Kimmie works at a law firm and recently got promoted. She has a crush on her boss' playboy son, Richard and her love rival is Kendall. It should work. It really doesn't. The fat girl jokes are just bleh and after a while, you want to switch off and rather tune in to New Girl, which is also rather losing it's steam in the third season.
We are not the only one's who don't think much of Super Fun Night, as much as we'd love to love it. Here's what The Daily Beast had to say about the show:
Rebel Wilson’s ‘Super Fun Night’ Is Not So FunThe idea of Australian comedy spitfire Rebel Wilson creating and starring in her own show was a dream. The ho-hum ‘Super Fun Night,’ however, turns out to be a nightmare, says Kevin Fallon.Super Fun Night isn’t the worst comedy of the new TV season. (You won that one, Dads!) But it is the most disappointing.The new comedy, stars Rebel Wilson. It was conceived by Rebel Wilson. It’s written by Rebel Wilson. Super Fun Night, then, is Rebel Wilson, so it was supposed to be great. It’s not. And that may be fall TV’s biggest bummer.
The show centers around Kimmie Boubier (Wilson), a lawyer whose career takes off so she figures it’s about her time her social life does, too. That social life has, for the past 13 years, consisted of staying at home with her two introverted, odd-ball roommates (Liza Lapira and Lauren Ash). After being promoted at work, Kimmie decides it’s time to take their “super fun night” out on the town, with each episode depicting the ensuing social train wreck.
It’s a simple enough premise: you like Rebel Wilson, so come watch her have fun.The 27-year-old Australian actress didn’t so much break out in the past year as explode. Her scene-stealing turn in Bridesmaids as Kristen Wiig’s off-kilter roommate was followed up by a movie-stealing performance as the personification of hilarious self-assuredness, Fat Amy, in Pitch Perfect.
The pilot was supposed to be a comedy of errors about the girls’ first night out at a club, where Kimmie tries to impress her hot British co-worker. As they self-consciously struggle to fit in, they’re repeatedly belittled and shamed by “cooler” people. The goal, presumably, was to make the audience laugh along with these girls, who defiantly strive to have their super-fun night in the face of mockery. But with everyone else laughing at them, the only thing to do was cringe.
The most baffling aspect of the pilot, however, was the decision to ditch Wilson’s sing-songy Australian accent for a distractingly bad American one. It’s egregious on the level of an American screaming “cheerio, pip pip!” at the beginning of every sentence and claiming it as a passable British accent. More than that, it muffles what makes Wilson funny: her comedic voice. Laboring through already shoddy material without her natural delivery to fall back on—the delivery we fell in love with—Wilson just can’t land a joke.
Disagree with us and The Daily Beast? Then tune in tonight at 6pm on M-NetYou watch, and you wonder: where’s the fun we were promised?