The Crew

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Emily Clark

TV Series Review

In order to win a NASCAR race, you need a fast car, a good driver, and a pit crew that all runs together like a well-oiled machine.

But in the case of Bobby Spencer Racing, it’s not so much a well-oiled machine as it is a clunky rust-bucket screeching its way down the track.

Kevin Gibson was a racer himself back in the day, but he’s been Bobby Spencer’s crew chief for more than 20 years now. And he knows his team is in need of a few improvements. Of course, it’s one thing to make some changes. It’s another for Bobby Spencer to retire as the team’s CEO and put his tech-savvy millennial daughter, Catherine, in charge.

Kevin and Catherine can’t help but butt heads. Kevin’s known her since she was a little kid and now, she’s his boss. Not to mention that the last business Catherine took over, she improved it by firing everyone on staff.

And although Kevin is willing to go to bat for his team, his job is on the line just as much as anyone else’s.

Fast and Not-So-Furious

The crew feels a little like a family. They poke fun at one another, stand up for one another, and sometimes even fight one another. But at the end of the day, they pull it all together and try to do something great: Win a race. And though they don’t always succeed (or more truthfully, never succeed), they still love each other and try to do better.

Audiences familiar with actor Kevin James’ work will find The Crew is pretty similar. Audiences need to look out for some language concerns. Toilet humor sometimes makes an appearance as well as the occasional sexual innuendo. And characters wear revealing clothing at times.

Otherwise, The Crew—at least the show—runs much like the well-oiled machine Kevin’s crew is trying to attain.

Episode Reviews

Feb. 15, 2021, Episode 1: “I Guess That Cake Did Need to be Refrigerated”

Kevin’s team worries they’ll all lose their jobs when Bobby retires as the team CEO and appoints his daughter to replace him.

Several people attempt to strangle a guy for not listening to their directions. A man hits a punching bag in frustration. People lie, cheat and drink alcohol. There is some toilet humor and underwear jokes. Someone talks about hunting animals. We hear that Bobby used to call women “skirts” until he was sued. Several women get excited at the prospect of having a female driver in a male-dominated sport. Several people make fun of a guy for not being smart. A man wears a “lucky” bracelet that has supposedly been charmed with spells. We hear uses of “h—” and “b–ch.”

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Emily Clark
Emily Clark

Emily studied film and writing when she was in college. And when she isn’t being way too competitive while playing board games, she enjoys food, sleep, and indulging in her “nerdom,” which is the collective fan cultures of everything she loves, such as Star Wars and Lord of the Rings.

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