'Work It' review: An early front-runner for the worst show of 2012


This is likely the first-ever TV review on Zap2it to cite the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. But we're in not-very-well-charted territory with ABC's joyless, charmless new show "Work It." And although we're only three days into 2012, we're pretty confident this show will end up near the top of lots of "worst" lists next December.The show's premise is that the economy is so bad for men that two guys (Ben Koldyke, best known as Don on "How I Met Your Mother," and Amaury Nolasco from "Prison Break") who've been out of work for a year have to resort to dressing up as women to land new jobs. It's a "mancession," their crude buddy/expository device Brian (John Caparulo) declares. Women are snapping up all the jobs, and soon men will just be kept around as "sex slaves."It's true that when unemployment spiked in 2008 and '09, the percentage of men out of work passed that...



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Jan 5, 2012 8:16AM EST

I thought it was laugh out loud funny. I think it will be a hit. And yes, the recession is still very bad in our neck of the woods.

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