I realize that, and I was always a huge SCTV fan, also. But I think it could use at least a little humor to leaven the impact of not having a single character with any redeeming qualities. When I saw how badly Chris Elliott has aged, I nearly tossed my toast.
I must tell you that except for Groundhog Day I'm really not a Chris Elliott fan and I really find him and his character annoying in the series. I tend to just look over those scenes. I ike the way the the characters' lives develop over the years. But I can certainly see people not going crazy over it, especially after all the hype.