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Wealthy retired businessman Neil Bremer went and got himself elected mayor of Los Angeles, and now he has to figure out how to do the job, with the chaotic “help” of the kooky city employees who work for him. He’s also trying to relate to his teenage daughter, to whom he’s a single father.
From the Watercooler:
Part family comedy and part workplace comedy, Mr. Mayor is a perfect replacement for Parks and Recreation and 30 Rock, with a murderer’s row of talent in front of and behind the camera. If you’re looking for something to watch with the family that goes down easy but still has a little bit of bite, this one’s for you. Read More
From Ben Travers at IndieWire+:
“Mr. Mayor” is mostly a testament to the towering talent at the helm. Yes, the dialogue is filled with quippy pop culture jokes and the story structure is clear, clean, and inviting. Yes, the rest of the cast is strong, and Bobby Moynihan may have finally found the right supporting role for his particular talents. But Danson remains the draw among a show filled with draws. He earns your attention by adding a twist on a routine line or a fresh reaction to predictable events. Full Review