I mean … are you surprised? Maureen Ryan:

The best part of being a TV critic is celebrating awesome shows, examining contradictory ones, thinking out loud about fascinating characters and trying to come to terms with everything that’s confounding and compelling about the medium.

Then there’s the “I Watched So You Don’t Have To” part of the job, which is one of the most important aspects of the gig, in my opinion. If the time I’ve spent watching crappy pilots can help just one person, it’s all been worth it. Almost.

Welcome to my mini-reviews of “Guys with Kids,” “Partners" and "Neighbors,” which prove that three different networks can come up with sitcoms that are ferociously awful in very different ways.