Like I said, I'm all for a military comedy! I think its the perfect time to do it. Military dramas are easy to do, comedies probably pose a little bit more of a challenge; and I get that. MASH wasn't really a comedy, it was sort of a dramedy. Despite knowing that most people involved in the show, including many of the actors, were very outspoken against the Viet Nam war and such, they still did a fairly good job of portraying a lot of accuracy. There were faults no doubt, but I think they did a pretty fair job of walking the line between comedy and making fun. There might be a lot of people my age (that 30 year mark..eek!) that remember Major Dad. I absolutely loved that show, and if you don't know what I'm talking about you can find it on Netflix. Major Dad, while not a workplace comedy like Enlisted, did an excellent job of pairing the funny with the realistic.
It's a comedy, a farse if you will, and I get that. It can't be 100% realistic because lets face it there's probably not a whole lot of room for humor in the military; and most of the things that are shown as funny in this show might get you in a whole lot of trouble. Not to mention all the little mistakes that drove me so crazy I could barely pay attention. The uniforms, the hair cuts, the facial hair...all that ridiculousness. But have no fear, FOX is on it, realizing that the military community isn't a force to be trifled with. I'm assuming there was a little bit of hell raised after the trailer hit the airwaves, and rightly so. The guys over at Ranger Up/Rhino Den brought something to my attention. Apparently FOX is having a "Spot the SNAFUs" contest when Enlisted Premiers on January 10th. The video tells you a little bit more about the contest.
Check out Enlisted on Twitter and Facebook...and look for their Webisodes to watch while we wait for the premier. I am so ready to "Spot the SNAFUs"!