“How to be a Gentleman” — Thursday, Sept. 29, at 8:30 p.m.
“A” for effort — wait — “A” for absolutely nothing. Clearly no effort was put into this train wreck of a show.
Oh how far you’ve fallen already, Kevin Dillon. The now former “Entourage” star has already made his way back onto the screen, but his presence on “Gentleman” is certain to be short-lived.
This half-hour “comedy” brings together an unlikely duo — a gruff personal trainer and a sophisticated writer each with their own definition of what it means to be a “gentleman.” Needless to say, Dillon plays the gruff one.
David Hornsby plays the uptight journalist that’s being forced to change his writing style. After the magazine he works for changes ownership, he’s suddenly forced to cater to a very different audience — meatheads like Dillon.
To better understand his new target, he befriends Dillon’s character and each begins trying to teach the other how to be what is considered a gentleman.
Well, regardless of whose definition you use, “How to be a Gentleman” just isn’t funny. It’s not that it falls flat or makes cliche jokes — it’s just bad.
The characters are unlikeable, the acting is shoddy at best and the fake audience laugh track is just offensive, because clearly this show could never induce laughter. Be sure to steer clear of this “gem,” unless you want some absurd advice on how to be a man.
1 star out of 5