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I guess, in the scheme of things, a rom-com aimed at men is novel. Three male friends hang out, talk about their relationships (or lack thereof) and try to get the upper hand with their wives and girlfriends – sometimes actually winning – without being complete dicks and occasionally being smart.
Yet, the problem with Traffic Light is it’s not very funny. It’s surprisingly smart, but it’s very rare that its jokes hit home. The men aren’t that relatable. The women are a little bit too much the voice of responsibility and lack of fun, and things are rarely from their point of view.
So unfortunately, despite a brave attempt and a second episode that did at least raise a couple of titters, Traffic Light‘s going down in the books as a bit of a failure.
Carusometer rating: 4
Rob’s prediction: Cancelled by the end of the season