Although it took a few seasons, AMC series Mad Men at least attempts to accurately depict the industry. In contrast, The Crazy Ones is to advertising agencies what Hogan’s Heroes was to Nazi POW camps. Exaggerating reality is standard for TV sitcoms; however, The Crazy Ones has yet to deliver a situation or comedy worth watching.
The program claims to be based on the experiences of a real creative director from Leo Burnett. Delusional experiences would be a more precise term. Like TNT series Trust Me—which was also spawned by Leo Burnett employees—The Crazy Ones is an embarrassment to the field. Actually, it embarrasses two fields: advertising and network television. Guess it’s a good thing that neither field has ever shown a sense of self-respect.
The Crazy Ones is shameful. Its creators are shameless.