Creator: Bonnie Turner, Terry Turner, Mark Brazill
I’ve probably seen thirty or forty episodes of the 200 episodes. At first I really liked it. I guess stoned teenagers felt fresh to me at the time. And the show really could have worked had they done a bang-up job casting. As it stands, the only great casting decisions were for mom and dad. Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp are often hilarious as the perpetually annoyed parents. But man oh man does it go downhill fast. Topher Grace is enthusiastic but not good. Laura Prepon delivers wooden line after wooden line. Masterson is okay as Hyde, but his character stalls. The less said about Valderrama the better. Kunis is very raw, constantly reacting to lines that haven’t been delivered yet. Kutcher’s character is dumb, but he’s occasionally fun to watch.
I do like Kevin McDonald as pastor Dave. And the episode where all the adults accidentally get high on brownies might be the show’s best moment.