Have you had a sit down with the new Fox sitcom The Grinder yet? It’s worth your while. No. We’re not paid to say that. We are genuinely concerned about your television watching habits, and empathize with your struggle to find quality content amongst the thousands of shows on the air. In some ways, we’re all still suffering from the 2007-08 writers’ strike if relegated to “free” TV. That said, there are a few gems available, and The Grinder is one of them. Here are eight great reasons to check out the show!
8. It’s Called The Grinder
Imagine every pun you could develop using the word grinder. The writing team is putting them to use. This begins with the fact Rob Lowe’s character—who’s an actor—once played a lawyer on a TV drama whose last name was Grinder. And even playing his “real life” character, Dean Sanderson, he still relies on the mojo of Grinder in order to get through his day to day. It is one of the best/worst legal puns ever offered in the realm of entertainment. It gets a lot of mileage in the first several episodes, and we only imagine they’ll let that seed blossom into some ripe fruit in future episodes, and seasons. As it stands, the play on words is effective, and it’s nice to see the writers flip the script on the legal dramas that are seemingly on every network, 24/7.