A lot appears to be happening in the TV world today. Earlier today I saw a tweet from John C. McGinley saying that Ground Floor had been picked up for a second season. I couldn’t find any actual “news” outlet (I use the term “news” very loosely) reporting it, so I thought he might have been on glue. But, alas, the internet has now confirmed that there will be a second season of the TBS comedy Ground Floor. TBS has ordered 10 new episodes, which are set to air in late 2014. This also means that Skylar Astin will still have another job other than appearing in Pitch Perfect 2, Attack of the Clones (wouldn’t that be a great movie title??). Tweet Elizabeth Banks and let’s make that happen. Anyways, I digress. Back to Ground Floor…
Ground Floor premiered last November on TBS and ran through January. We here at YBTV watched the whole season and were pleasantly surprised. The premise isn’t complicated. Brody (Skylar Astin), a young and successful banker (although we don’t really see him work all that much) has a one-night-stand with Jenny (Briga Heelan). After their night together, the two discover that Jenny works in the maintenance department for Brody’s building. The show then basically follows the beginnings of their relationship, along with their lives and the lives of their co-workers. Like I said, not a complicated premise. But, you know what, the show was actually pretty good, which is an achievement for a new comedy.
Without a doubt, the single best part of season 1 was Briga Heelan (who I had never seen before). She is pretty and funny, actually she is pretty funny, and knows how to deliver a punchline. I don’t think it is a stretch to say that without her, this show is nothing.
The second best part of Ground Floor has to be John C. McGinley (who almost everyone knows from Scrubs). He, by far, gets the best lines in the show. Personally, I love a guy who can be a complete asshole, and yet still have a heart. It takes a great actor to walk that line and McGinley sells it every time.
I will say that the show is not without its flaws. I particularly wasn’t pleased with the finale (I won’t say what happens in case you go back and watch season 1). It just all seemed too predictable and cliche. But, there are certainly many possibilities for the direction of the show in season 2.
My other complaint about season 1 are some of the supporting characters. Harvard (who’s named that because out of all the maintenance crew, he is the one who went to college) and Threepeat are the only supporting characters that get even somewhat developed. Threepeat and Brody have great chemistry and worked well together. Harvard was a little too weird and a little too over the top for my taste. I would like less of him in season 2.
But, you know what I need more of in season 2 though… Alexis Knapp (also from Pitch Perfect). She was given very little to do in season 1 and I know that she can be funny. Plus, she is hot. Hot and funny work for me (as they should for everyone).
Are y’all excited for season 2 of Ground Floor?