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“United We Fall” starting Wednesday, July 15th on ABC at 8:00–9:00 p.m.  (the premiere is 2 half-hour episodes)

“United We Fall” stars Will Sasso as Bill Ryan, Christina Vidal Mitchell as Jo Rodriguez, Jane Curtin as Sandy Ryan, Guillermo Diaz as Chuy Rodriguez and Ella Grace Helton as Emily Ryan.

Parenting can be tough. Throw some overzealous extended family members into the mix and chaos will undoubtedly ensue. 

The profoundly realistic family sitcom follows the trials and tribulations of Jo and Bill, parents of two young kids, as they try to make it day to day as a functioning family. Bill’s very judgmental live-in mother and Jo’s large Latinx Catholic family will never hesitate to let our couple know they’re seemingly screwing up, but Bill and Jo will always have each other’s backs, united against everyone – other parents, teachers, doctors, specialists, coaches, co-workers and especially their kids.  

Episode 1: Pilot     July 15, 2020   Bill and Jo juggle a typical day that starts with a parent-teacher conference and ends with a trip to the ER. After defending their parenting style, or lack thereof, to teachers, doctors and social workers, they find comfort in the fact that their kids are healthy and happy and that they’re all in this together, on the series premiere of “United We Fall".

Episode 2: The Biter   July 15, 2020   At Chuy’s insistence, Bill and Jo finally enroll Lulu in preschool only to discover she is a biter. While they navigate incident reports and overprotective parents, Sandy explores their family history with an ancestry DNA kit.

Episode 3: Date Night     July 22, 2020    Bill and Jo reluctantly ask Sandy to babysit after Chuy and Brie convince them to join their weekly date night. Bill and Jo discover they’re a bit rusty at romance, while Sandy discovers she’s a bit rusty at parenting.

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Not entirely unentertaining but I had a few nitpicks. Like, why couldn’t the brother or grandma Jane Curtain stay with the baby when they had to rush to the hospital?  But hey, Mark Evan Jackson!

But I would probably watch it if it was between things I like 🙂

 

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It is a weird mix of Childish and Adult humor. The Adult humor may not make it suitable for children although everything about it screams this is a family show. Children friendly shows don't have Anal Prolapses and Penne Pasta jokes. No matter how true "Granny loves the Penne" might be.

Ratings wise, the show is doing quite well, it helps that there is not much on that is not a repeat. 

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I keep meaning to watch this show and keep forgetting. I did program my PVR this evening to record all future episodes so hopefully I can actually discuss this show properly next week. It's refreshing to see a new show on TV, and I like comedies, so I'm all for his. Plus, I like Will Sasso. 

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Episode 2...the mom called the 2 year old a bitch, in front of the older daughter. How does that pass for humor?

Will Sasso is too too good for this drek. So is Jane Curtain.

Gah.

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What did Will Sasso do to piss someone off to get punished with this show? Is it too late for him to go back to CBS being the boyfriend for one of the women on Mom? 

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Episode 4 “Participation Trophy” – In an attempt to get Emily interested in something other than her iPad, Bill and Jo enroll her in her uncle Chuy’s soccer clinic. Meanwhile, Sandy’s infamous gift-giving habit gets out of hand on an all-new episode of “United We Fall,” WEDNESDAY, JULY 29 (8:00–8:30 p.m. EDT), on ABC.

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I finally managed to catch an episode of this show. I didn't like it... Hopefully it'll improve with time. It's just not very funny. The Hawaiian shirts...the purse...it all fell flat. Oh well, there's always next week. 

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15 hours ago, PumpkinLumpkin said:

Still holding on the old US TV trope of huge fat husband and little hot wife/mother? So early 2000's

Actually late 90s, but yeah. I do like the fact they are both working and have very good careers.

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I've watched all episodes and laughed once (the rest of the time, I was bored or cringing). Last week, when Jane Curtin's character confessed all the things that had gone wrong while she watched the kids. That was actually funny. But I'm out.  

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On 7/29/2020 at 8:29 PM, Fostersmom said:

What did Will Sasso do to piss someone off to get punished with this show? Is it too late for him to go back to CBS being the boyfriend for one of the women on Mom? 

I liked him on Mom, he and Jill had good chemistry. This show is ho-hum.

I don't know why, but I can't stand the brother. At all.

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Episode 5 "My Favorite Marta" - Jo steps in as a role model for her teenage niece, Marta, much to her strict father Chuy’s dismay. Bill plays matchmaker for Sandy who, under the influence of post-colonoscopy drugs, inadvertently professes her love for her first husband, Dave.

First Aired: August 5th, 2020

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I am a fan of Will Sasso and Jane Curtain, but this show does not deserve them. I am not a fan of shows with smart-ass children.  Sitcoms should take notes from shows like Raymond, where the children were children, more background than plot line. Even the kid on Two and a Half Men was generally portrayed as a real kid, even though he had funny lines. But United is in the Full House lane. Yes, I know people loved Full House, and the children of those fans will probably love United. Last night the show appeared to add a teenaged girl to the household so we can expect the usual teen angst-rebellion plots (eye-roll). I gave it a try, but think I am out.  I am not going to blame Sasso and Curtain for being in the show because a job is a job, but hope they find something better soon.  

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3 hours ago, MarthaEllisanne said:

I am a fan of Will Sasso and Jane Curtain, but this show does not deserve them

100%.  My god. Jane Curtin is a comedy legend, can't she get something better than THIS? Even in pandemic summer with literally nothing else new on, this is just too painful to watch

I had high hopes for this. So disappointing. Please goddess, don't let Hitmen be this much of a letdown!! 

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