Real O'Neals managed to grow into its premise. I didn't like it at first, but it grew on me when it stopped being "look at the weird family that can't even get accepted by their own peers" and started using the main kid's sexual persuasion to the full extent of trying to make it as someone that discovers who they are early on. We've seen a lot of awkward straight kids going through puberty and their dawn of adulthood, I'm glad someone out there did make a series representing kids going through the same deal. But Speachless looks...ugh... I know I complain about how handicapped characters are treated with kid gloves in most shows, and I should be happy that we're getting someone that isn't the token wheelchair kid. But it looks even more generic than O'Neals's first impression on me. And really...Minnie Driver? I really don't like her. I do not find her funny or even that attractive. She's a poor man's 1980's Tracy Ullman. Even in Disney's Tarzan she kinda sucked. She had some other lousy sitcom that NBC somehow managed to renew once that no one watched. The show looks just cynical and redundant. There's no reason this should have been picked up. And saying that it'll either be a huge hit because Minnie Driver or hopefully flop and be replaced by something else awful. I mean, I can totally take "The Muppets" as a "it wasn't meant to be" since that was my biggest worry when I heard it was picked up in the first place, and I had a feeling that we'd get something with one of the cast of Friends that didn't have a successful cable show or something. But this actually openly ticked me off. With all the complaining about Ghostbusters, the fact that no 80's fanboy jumped on this show pretty much showed how low a priority this show was getting. I was at least expecting the obvious "You turned John Candy into a Black Guy?" crap to spew all over the internet. It didn't even get that attention. It's clear ABC didn't give a crap about Uncle Buck, otherwise it wouldn't have been dumped in the summer months the way it was. I'd be surprised if they didn't just run half the episodes in a marathon like they did with The Drew Carey Show or According to Jim (which both were renewed for the purpose of being dumped on summer nights, I still don't get it, even though I liked The Drew Carey Show). I didn't bother or pay attention because I just didn't care. Which brings me to the obvious, making it a "remake" of Uncle Buck. Or in other words, calling it Uncle Buck when they could have called it anything and it would be the same show. I know the hip new thing is to take old movies and make them into TV shows. Sure worked for Fargo. I'm sure raucous family comedy would have worked as a sitcom. It's clear this was some sort of contractual obligation on some part, and ABC just couldn't wait to get rid of it.