TV Club: Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll: Supercalifragilisticjuliefriggingandrews

Suffice to say, we know what Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll will never be. It’s never going to get too complicated, the drama will always remain minimal, and any conflict will likely be resolved before the credits roll at the 30-minute mark. No, seven meandering episodes later, Denis Leary’s FX comedy series has clumsily proven it’s comfortable as an alternative sitcom, a family-friendly capsule of laughs and scoffs washed down with a glass half-filled with heart. It’s escapist humor for anyone uninterested in a legitimate story about a legitimate band struggling in a legitimate portrayal of how the not-so-legitimate music industry works. Perhaps we were foolish to believe the contrary, but at this angle, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll is at the very least serviceable. And its latest episode, “Supercalifragilisticjuliefriggingandrews”, suggests just as much.

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