FUBAR is not the best example of escapism entertainment on television. It is merely just okay to watch for those who are fans and enjoy reimagined Arnold Schwarzenegger plots and old movies. The aging process has not been kind to Arnold. 

FUBAR highlights the CIA and how difficult it is to retire, especially after learning a family secret. How about catching one more bad guy? What can Arnold refuse? The writers mixed sarcasm, one-liners, and not plausible scenes into the fray. Sometimes the humor hits its mark with comedian Fortune Feimster as part of the ensemble. She cracks me up with her deadpan delivery. All I can say is, “pussy willow and kumquats.” Everything is just “fluffy” when she is featured in a scene. More, please. 

I rate this series as pure, mindless moments to shake the daily doldrums away. There are a bunch of high-action, crazy fights and romance in each episode. FUBAR does take after its title. Things never seem to work out…or do they, because the finale felt like a set-up for more to come in season two. I guess Arnold is anticipating saying, “I’ll be back.”

FUBAR is available to stream on NETFLIX.

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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