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Posted Thursday 10/11/18 at 7:53PM EDT
I Feel Bad spends too much time away from the star of the show, focusing instead on her workplace "nerdbros"
Source: TV Guide
Sarayu Blueis the star of the NBC comedy that blends her character's mixed-race Indian-American family life with her job at a video game company. The problem is the I Feel Bad will turn its attention away from Rao's Emet for large chunks of time, spending too much time on the lowbrow antics of her co-workers.
Posted Friday 10/05/18 at 3:56AM EDT
NBC's I Feel Bad is a fresh idea about an Indian-American family that's been needled half to death
Source: Vanity Fair
The NBC comedy revolves around an Indian-American mom named Emet, played By Sarayu Blue. Sonia Soraiya says it's great to see Indian-American representation onscreen, but watching this show makes her feel bad. "The sloppy and overfull pilot is what happens when a boardroom and a PowerPoint come together to make a television show," she says. "Emet is the daughter of immigrants, but she’s neutralized her otherness through immersion into the cult of American female domesticity; her problem, we’re told, is that she’s too giving. And as maddening as this mom-pandering is, it’s probably the only way this show could be sold. What’s especially, painfully obvious, like a brick to the face, is how the show tries to ignore, or at least smooth over, the alienation Emet must feel. Emet’s only character trait, amidst the hastily sketched mom-and-wife tropes, is that she is Indian-American. But the commonplace agonies of immigrant life have been spun into tepid sitcom banter so unconvincingly upbeat that the grins seem to stifle screams."
Posted Tuesday 5/08/18 at 9:08PM EDT
NBC orders two female-led comedies: Michael Schur's Abby's and Amy Poehler's I Feel Bad
Natalie Morales stars in the multi-camera comedy Abby's, from The Good Place's Michael Schur, playing the owner of an unlicensed backyard bar in San Diego. On the Poehler-produced I Feel Bad, Sarayu Blue plays "the perfect mom, boss, wife, friend and daughter" who suddenly realizes she's not that perfect.