Joel McHale's New CBS Show <i>The Great Indoors</i> Is A Sitcom <i>And</i> An Obit
Huffington Post - 4 months
Many viewers will see the new CBS show The Great Indoors as a comedy.
Some of us, however, know it's really a tragedy.
The Great Indoors, which premieres Thursday at 8:30 p.m. ET, brings back Joel McHale (above) as Jack Gordon, a writer for Outdoor Limits magazine. He comes to the office one day to learn the mag is dropping its print edition and going "web-only."
That's not the problem. The problem is that in the web-only world, outdoor writers don't actually go outdoors. The staff that is now running the operation, a handful of self-assured, blithely oblivious millennials, thinks an outdoor adventure is walking two blocks to a different Starbucks to get better wi-fi.
All stories are written in the office on electronic devices, by people whose research consists entirely of Internet searches.
So instead of sending Jack to Alaska to report on a wilderness trip where one might see a grizzly bear, the staff wants to spit out a quickie titled something like "Five Thing
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