Netflix has decided to cancel their attempt at a marijuana themed sitcom after its first season. The comedy cast Hollywood veteran Cathy Bates as the eccentric proprietor of an L.A. marijuana dispensary who has to deal with her equally quirky staff and her somewhat straight-laced son as she attempts to run a successful business. Hilarity was supposed to ensue but the show fell unfortunately short of that and it will conclude its unimpressive run after only a single 20 episode season.
The multi-camera comedy series starred Kathy Bates as a lifelong advocate for legalization who’s finally living her dream as the owner of an L.A.–area cannabis dispensary. Joining her are three budtenders, her twenty-something son and a deeply troubled security guard. The series also starred Aaron Moten, Elizabeth Alderfer, Tone Bell, Elizabeth Ho, Dougie Baldwin, Chris Redd, Betsy Sodaro, Nicole Sullivan, and Michael Trucco.
Disjointed was pretty much universally panned by critics, with their main observation being that the show’s humor often seemed at odds with its classic network TV sitcom based style. Despite seemingly positive viewer feedback, it unfortunately appears that the show’s future has already gone up in smoke.
The pot comedy also found little favor with critics, with the first season currently holding a 23 percent critic approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes (and an 80 percent audience approval rating). In her review for Variety, Sonia Saraiya wrote: “’Disjointed’ is ultimately trying to do too many things at once, and as a result just feels sloppy. The streaming service’s freedom with language, sex, and jokes about bodily fluids are incredibly unappealing when mixed with the homey feeling of a multi-camera sitcom. What those elements should do is make a show feel vital and edgy, but in “Disjointed” it just makes the whole show feel seedy, crass, and dank, as if the smell of bongwater and low-hanging smoke is seeping into the walls.”