Norm Macdonald is an acquired taste. Yet Tim Goodman, who says he's been a fan of just about everything the SNL alum has done, found his new Netflix show to be lacking. "Norm Macdonald Has a Show, his new Netflix series, is pretty terrible," says Goodman. "It's labor-intensive to get through. In the moments when it's disastrously bad, you wonder if that's the joke; given that Macdonald is notoriously adherent to anti-jokes and anti-stories as a conceit, it's at least a possibility. But no. Netflix basically thought the concept of his podcast — Norm Macdonald Live, with co-host Adam Eget, who reprises his role here of laughing uproariously, often without cause — would make a good show. And since Macdonald frequently mentions Netflix's Ted Sarandos in the premiere, it's quite possible this series lives because Sarandos liked it and said sure, why not, which is an operating principle that has worked way more often than it has failed over at the streaming Death Star."