Friday, March 27, 2020

Review: The Big Show Show

Release date: April 6, 2020
Running time: 10 Episodes (30 minutes each)
Starring: Paul Wight, Allison Munn, Reylynn Caster 

After hanging up his boots on his WWE career, the retired Superstar The Big Show (Paul Wight) now transitions to his next mission in life: his home life.  His teenage daughter Lola (Caster) comes to live with him, his wife Cassy (Munn), and his other two daughters. But even with an impressive physique (7 feet tall, 400 pounds), he realizes that his muscles are not going to get things done; he is no longer the center of attention within the family and is now out numbered and out smarted by them.

This feel-good sitcom show is a throw back to 90's classics such as "Boy Meets World" and "Full House."  However, this series does have updates to make it feel timely and appeal to a new generation of families.  The sitcom is called The Big Show Show, so naturally The Big Show, with his larger than life charisma, physique, and personality, are front and center.  And as much as I enjoyed his monster persona and his antics terrorizing the little kids in this series, he carries many emotions that I didn't necessarily see when he was wrestling.  In this sitcom, he displays humor and a certain family aspect that humanizes him in a way that I didn't see from his stage persona.  Episodes are filled with challenges and obstructions that are lighthearted and enjoyable.  But these also are meant to teach some good life lessons, ones that build good friendships and family unity.

The young cast are absolute future stars.  JJ (Juliet Donenfeld) surely is the highlight and I can't wait to see what else she does in her career.  And the wardrobe in this series is surprisingly fashionable, with sophisticated looks in the latest trends, vintage, and modern day selections.  It's strange to bring up fashion, but it was something that was enjoyable about the series and definitely made me look forward to seeing what they were wearing in each episode.

Another thing I liked about this show is that it is made to appeal to both fans of WWE and those that are fans of family sitcoms.  But don't worry wrestling fans, the series still includes great cameos and even wrestling themed scenes that pay homage to the fan base.  So if you are looking for something to enjoy either alone or with the family, this series is for you. And finally, the Big Show Show had a very good conclusion that makes me excited for the next season.  

The Big Show Show has the charisma of The Big Show, packaged in a family sitcom that will appeal to wrestling fans as well as anyone looking for a feel good, funny show.

Watch It.

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