Rotten Tomatoes, the popular online TV show and movie review aggregator, compiled a list of the 27 TV shows and events that premiered this summer with more than 20 reviews from critics, and ranked them from highest-reviewed to lowest. And the loser was Netflix's newest comedy, Disjointed.
Disjointed stars Kathy Bates as a lifelong marijuana advocate who opens a dispensary with three budtenders, her son and a security guard. According to reviews, the show's basically just a generic sitcom that repeats the same old tired marijuana jokes you've heard your entire life. The show currently has only a 13 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, with reviewers calling it a "one-note chucklefest" and describing it as "stale as a unwashed bong." And you can't blame the marijuana theme as the reason for the show's bad reviews either. High Maintenance, another marijuana comedy that aired on HBO last fall, received a 94 percent from Rotten Tomatoes for its first season.
Netflix had a pretty up-and-down summer according to Rotten Tomatoes. Besides Disjointed, the streaming service also had two "rotten" shows premiere with Friends From College and Gypsy. But they also had a hit with the new season of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which was the third highest rated show of the summer, and Master of None, which was the highest rated show of the summer with a 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
It should be noted that the show was created by Chuck Lorre, notable for his work on Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory. So if multi-camera sitcoms with laugh tracks aren't your thing, you probably won't care for Disjointed.