In addition to being Payne’s first female CEO. Catherine was the first person outside the Payne family to have the job. However, its origin does not lie in the car; it is contained in drugs. When he first met his top executives, he just wanted to get down to business. Wesley (John Barinholz) only became CEO because of Payne’s last name. Who spends most of his time making frivolous statements about Catherine’s leadership skills.
Cyrus (Michael B. Washington), the company’s chief engineer:
Who will present the Ponderosa, the self-driving car that Catherine will present in the future? Catherine was disgusted by the name because it sounded “heavy”. Cyrus assured him that this was the most high-tech car the company had ever built. But when he gets into the car on the test track, he meets Jack (Ty White).
A factory worker on the test track. Cyrus, who is black, admits that AI has a problem with dark skin tones. Now they actually have to figure it out what to present to Ponderosa. Which is not a “racist” trait of self-driving.
Sadie has a problem; She was proud to be a pro. But she slept with Jack after retiring a few weeks ago, and now something was off between them. Jack is ready to consider a transfer to make things uncomfortable. Still, when Catherine engages Jack in planning a new Ponderosa prototype.
Jack accidentally tells everyone about the Ferrari linens and Sadie’s car shower. The secret has been revealed, and Katherine seems fine with telling the two of them “don’t fuck”. While helping Frankenstein build a prototype of parts all stolen from the park ranger’s car.
Catherine hires her management assistant, Dori (X Mayo). To be in charge of lighting and music for the presentation. Despite telling her boss that the most technical device she uses is “my vibrator”. With Sadie’s help, Catherine BS walked through the presentation; they sat on the executive floor sipping champagne and watching their stock drop sharply. While Catherine thinks everything is safe. Sadie discovers that Catherine is promoting Jack to get a “working class perspective” in the leadership ranks.
American Auto is a reasonably straightforward comedy at work;
With characters that are not much different from what we saw in the past. Sadie gets up and is constantly disillusioned by what is happening around her. Catherine is an automotive CEO who can’t even drive a car. Cyrus was the most intelligent person in the room, and he knew it, but he had a problem; in the second episode, he knows a lot about the behaviour of a serial killer. Elliott (Humphrey Kerr), the company’s lead attorney, is pretty stupid.
Companies like Payne Motors shouldn’t exist; Payne appears to be one of the most incompetent we’ve ever seen in the long history of incompetent sitcom companies. This exaggerated incompetence includes the fact that the new CEO is half nonchalant. Who keeps us from enjoying the show as much as it should. There are many fun character-based situations, and the cast shows excellent chemistry in the first two episodes. But the “I was there, done” feeling from American Auto covers it all. Even if the first two episodes have some funny moments.
The beats we’ve seen so far are heart-felt. With Jack and Sadie’s wish to leave and office buggers with a Barnwood. The twist reminiscent of the one, his brother Ike played in The Mindy Project. Even X Mayo feels like a close cousin of Reta Donna’s character in Parks And Rec. We thought Spitzer could mould these characters into a more distinctive group in season one. And the characters led enough laughs in both episodes to give us hope that the show will find its way. But viewers may not stay long enough to make it happen.
There’s enough promise for American Auto to see when the usual time interval starts in January. But the show has to go beyond the truly comedic archetype at work to shine.