In the 1990s, Tim Allen entertained us as Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor in a delightful sitcom called "Home Improvement." Tim was a well-meaning, clueless man's man with three sons and a wife who was trying to transition from stay at home mom to career woman. Next door neighbor Wilson provided pearls of wisdom to help Tim out of a quandary and laughter ensued when Tim invariably muddles it all up anyway.
In his latest venture, Tim Allen is Mike Baxter, a successful partner in a chain of sporting goods stores similar to Cabelas or Bass Pro Shops. Mike has 3 daughters and a wife with a PhD in Geology who works in the energy industry. Mike is more savvy than his predecessor, Tim. Mike is a conservative manly man in Colorado, a state which has legalized marijuana. Although he welcomes challenges in all aspects of his life, living in an estrogen soaked house is especially difficult for Mike. Comedy ensues.
Occasionally, members of the Home Improvement family make guest appearances and there are numerous references to the earlier show.
As much as I loved "Home Improvement," I love "Last Man Standing" even more. I think Tim Allen has matured as a comedian and the writers on the show are amazing. With 5 seasons on NetFlix and more sure to follow, it's a great giggle fest. Binge watch.
I spend more time than I like to admit on NetFlix and other services. When I can't sleep or am too exhausted to even think, I pop on the TV. As do most people, I have some definite opinions about entertainment offerings on cable, NetFlix, VuDu, and in theatres. If you're interested, read on....