Every time I read a summary of How to Be a Gentleman, I couldn’t wrap my head around how it would work as a comedy. Indeed, the concept doesn’t work and the pilot is a snoozer. I don’t know if the show could work, but the writers never give it a chance. They give us a set of generic characters–the timid gentleman, the jock, the mean sister, the mean sister’s weird husband–and that’s about it. There’s no indication of any future dynamics between the characters that would be worth watching, no interesting plots going ahead, nothing worth seeing.