Netflix pot comedy 'Disjointed' runs on fumes

Kathy Bates in 'Disjointed'

(CNN)While "The Big Bang Theory" producer Chuck Lorre clearly felt liberated plying his trade for Netflix, the resulting stoner comedy, "Disjointed," runs on fumes. Kathy Bates stars as the proprietor of "Southern California's finest and friendliest marijuana dispensary," but there's not enough weed in the Golden State to wring consistent laughs from a show that's mostly as stale as an unwashed bong.

Like "The Ranch," "Disjointed" brings the style of a traditional multi-camera comedy to the streaming service, complete with studio-audience laughter. But the writers also play with those conventions, such as incorporating commercial spoofs for pot-themed products, which is probably the cleverest recurring bit th