When you strip golden-age TV comedy The Honeymooners
of its cast — blustering Jackie Gleason, tart-tongued Audrey Meadows, giddy Art Carney and level-headed Joyce Randolph — all that's left is a domestic sitcom about two lower-middle class couples. A pioneering sitcom, to be sure, but the conventions it pioneered are so old they're almost due to come out the other side of hoary cliche. The four credited writers who cobbled together this misguided reworking bring absolutely nothing fresh or new or even distinctive to the table, so it's no surprise that the result is the blandest, most generic domestic comedy imaginable. Blustering New York City bus driver Ralph...