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DISJOINTED (2017) TV Show Trailer: Kathy Bates Runs A Pot Dispensary [Netflix]

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Disjointed Trailer

Netflix‘s Disjointed (2017TV Show Trailer stars Kathy Bates. The trailer presents a pot-themed show that’s safe for squares.

Disjointed‘s plot synopsis from Youtube:

Disjointed is a workplace comedy from Emmy winning creators Chuck Lorre and David Javerbaum. Academy Award winner Kathy Bates plays Ruth, a lifelong advocate for legalization who is finally living her dream as the owner of an Los Angeles cannabis dispensary, Ruth’s Alternative Caring. Joining her are three charismatic “budtenders”, her entrepreneurial twenty-something year old son and a very troubled security guard.

The series will feature, via IMDB, Kathy Bates, Aaron Moten, Tone Bell, Dougie Baldwin, Elizabeth Alderfer, Elizabeth Ho, Betsy Sodaro, Chris Redd, Nicole Sullivan, and Michael Trucco.

Right off the bat, the trailer for Disjointed feels weird. Not because the material is strange (indeed, marijuana has been so destigmatized by our culture and media that it’s sad that people still think it’s edgy) or the production is incompetent, but because it’s so radically different from anything Netflix has offered us so far. Adopting a standard sitcom set-up, the trailer’s medium shots and laugh track differentiate it from the almost cinematic quality of the streaming services’ previous original programming. Of course, this is hardly a surprise given the involvement of Chuck Lorre, the mind behind the painfully conventional Big Bang Theory. That being said, there are some scenes that deviate from the sitcom feel of the piece, such as the opening where Ruth (Bates) records herself opening the dispensary on a camcorder, or a random scene towards the end shot in the grainy, black-and-white style of the 1950’s. Let’s just hope that the show errs on the side of experimentation and not convention.

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Reggie Peralta

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  • Bill Hoff

    If it has a laugh track we won’t be watching!

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