September 23, 2013 at 6:55 pm #301419
The new series starring Anna Faris and Allison Janney premieres tonight at 9:30 on CBS.
The show is receiving some great reviews, most noticably for Faris’ acting.
Ratings for Season 1:
Episode 1.01 (9/23/2013): 7.92 million viewers (2.5 18-49 share)September 23, 2013 at 7:04 pm #301421
As the first episode comes to a close, I have to say, I really love this show. Anna Faris is outstanding, and the first episode is a really great showcase for her. I really liked everyone in this episode, and the pilot was a great introduction into this complex comedy series. I never realized that this show and the issues it deals with would be so deep. Hopefully the rest of the season is like the pilot episode, because it was great.
Grade for “Pilot”: A-
MVP: Anna FarisSeptember 23, 2013 at 8:28 pm #301422
I really enjoyed this as well; it’s probably one of the best multicamera sitcom pilots in years. There’s a lot of chemistry between Anna Faris and Allison Janney here and they both work with the multicamera format well, especially Faris. If the show becomes a hit I can easily see both of them getting nominated at next year’s ceremony. I like that even with the Pilot it’s capable of “going there” in a way Two and a Half Men and even The Big Bang Theory haven’t. That definitely bodes well for the series’ longevity and gives me hope that this will could be a halfway decent sitcom on network television finally.September 23, 2013 at 9:44 pm #301423
I’ll watch Anna Faris in anything, so this show was a given for me regardless of Chuck Lorre and the fact that this was looking more Men/Molly than Big Bang.
It was an ok Pilot, the first 10 minutes without Janney were frustrating. Nothing was funny, nothing was making me want to watch this for several episodes except for Faris, who wasn’t very good either during the first half, at least not until she got out of that unfunny restaurant. Poor French Stewart with that annoying character.
And in a Pilot that didn’t have that many laughs, one has time to think about things like these:
What’s with the height differences on this show? It certainly didn’t matter for the casting people. Who’s going to play Faris’ dad? Danny DeVito? How can her mother be so much taller than she is? How can Matt Jones be so tall and their kid so short. He was shown in school on his desk and his feet didn’t even reach the floor, every other kid’s feet did. Yes, I noticed that. Unless they explain that he’s super smart and skipped grades.
Again, not very funny. And not surprising considering who’s behind this show. But Faris + Janney + my annoying need for people to have comebacks (Stewart)…I’ll keep watching.September 23, 2013 at 10:15 pm #301424
As someone whose parents are 6’3″ and 5’5″ and me and my sister both ended up 5’10” (very annoying) I can tell you that while it usually works out it is definitely NOT always haha.
And I’m not going to be able to watch till tomorrow but I did not have very high hopes for this show it looked kind of bad. And I’m saying this with it being the show I was most looking forward to this year only because of the cast. Allison Janney is HILARIOUS and Anna Farris can be really funny when she has a good character, so these good reviews are actually making me even more excited because I did not expect it to be good. Hopefully it will be!September 23, 2013 at 10:18 pm #301425
My parents are much shorter than me, but my grandfathers were taller. I don’t think it’s so weird, genetics can work in many ways.September 24, 2013 at 5:40 am #301426
Couldn’t get through the pilot. Can’t do it.September 24, 2013 at 5:51 am #301427
Chuck Lorre? DEALBREAKER!September 24, 2013 at 6:58 am #301428
I have to agree with Benito on this one….the first part of the pilot was most definitely NOT funny…at all. The restaurant setting needs to improve IMMENSELY or they need to have Faris quit or get fired asap. Now the back half of the pilot was better and there were some humorous moments that made me think that maybe this has some potential (Janney & Faris work well off each other). I would say I’ll continue to check this out for a few more episodes and see if it can continue to improve on the pilot.
As far as pilot’s of the new comedys go (that I’ve seen thus far): I’d say this is behind Trophy Wife and Brooklyn Nine Nine, but ahead of Dads (which isn’t saying anything at all)September 24, 2013 at 7:29 am #301429
I didn’t like this one either. It was just ok nothing special.September 24, 2013 at 8:42 am #301430
Better than Dads though.September 24, 2013 at 9:08 am #301431
I liked this pilot. It was pretty good for the most part and funny enough for me. But I do just love Anna Faris and almost anything she does. I can see this going in a great direction if they can see which things work and which don’t. I agree that the restaurant stuff was mostly dead weight here. French Stewart’s character does nothing to make the show any better. There’s potential, they just have to use it better. The height difference between Faris and Janney doesn’t bother me. The son doesn’t really look like he’s related to either of his parents, but it’s not like I’m believing this is real anyway, so it’s fine.September 24, 2013 at 9:21 am #301432
Ok genetic geniuses, you’re all right (I’m taller than both my parents and yet technically not as tall as her dad and his mom, weird), but I never said I was bothered, it was just a non-joke, a comment, something I noticed while waiting for anything that made me laugh on this very regular Pilot.September 24, 2013 at 10:18 am #301433
If Christy’s teenage daughter gets knocked up, this show will become Two and a Half Moms.