Growing Up Fisher

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THE CAST IN SIX DEGREES OF: STEVIE WONDER

J.K. Simmons was in Spider-Man 2 with Macy Gray, who was on An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Smokey Robinson with Stevie Wonder.

Jason Bateman was on Arrested Development with Malik Yoba, who was on The 10th Anniversary Essence Awards with Stevie Wonder.

Jenna Elfman was in Friends With Benefits with Jason Segal, who was in A Decade of Difference: A Concert Celebrating 10 Years of the William J. Clinton Foundation with Stevie Wonder.

Eli Baker was in Tiny Actions with Erica Cho, who was in Ways of the Flesh with Irene Tsu, who was in How to Stuff a Wild Bikini with Jody McCrea, who was in Muscle Beach Party with Stevie Wonder.

THE PREMISE

A kid is basically a human guide dog for his blind attorney father, who keeps his blindness a secret.

WHAT WORKS

The performances from everyone except J.K. Simmons are fine. But I am not a fan. Oh, Scientology crazy Jenna Elfman is getting good face work, because she looks frozen in time.

WHAT DOESN’T

Even though this is based on a true story, I find it to be manipulative. It is real gooey, all about feelings and overcoming adversity, and I’m not up for this shit at all. Don’t most blind people wear sunglasses all the time? Simmons doesn’t wear them because very few people know he is blind. The real guy got away with it for like 40 years or something ludicrous. Whatever, I don’t really have anything else to say about it. Once my friend Erin told me she was crying through the episode, I knew I wouldn’t watch another one.

THE GRADE: C-

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