Some things, we like to watch because they reflect our life.
In the case of Up All Night, I’m having the opposite reaction. As someone who gets awakened at 5-something each morning by a 2 year old, a series that’s built around the fact that a couple gets little sleep because of their kid does not prove to be a source of comedy. It’s a source of frustration. The humor just rubs it in. Will Arnett does an acceptable job playing an acceptable person, which is a nice switch from the slimy sorts he’s played so often.
A lot of attention is going to Maya Rudolph, who played Oprah on SNL, doing basically the same character here. She does it well – Maya has proven herself a strong actress – but as with much of this show, it’s more convincing than it is funny.
Anyway, I’m not the one to judge this show; it would be watchable if it were not in too painful a realm for me. I’m to sleep-deprived to laugh at this.