‘Carpoolers’ not even worth a silent ride
1.5 out of 5 stars
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While it’s true you save money by driving with other people, it’s not worth it when you’re riding with morons.
“Carpoolers” gives us four men driving to work together, plain and simple. Although centering a show on a commute is a serviceable concept, ABC blows it by having strange, ignorant characters with nothing intelligent to say. That doesn’t stop them from saying it, of course, which is the main problem of the show: a silent, 30-minute car ride is preferable to “Carpoolers” – this one is just pointless.
Jerry O’Connell (“Crossing Jordan”) is the only established cast member, playing the “cool guy” of the crew. He’s also the dumbest, which is quite a feat if you look at the rest of them. The storylines aren’t especially entertaining, either. A wife buying a $400 toaster doesn’t eat up half an hour.
The cheap humor of “Carpoolers” might give an initial chuckle, but after the first commercial, you might find yourself wishing that someone would cut their brakes.