September 27, 2011 at 4:58 pm #230236
This seems like the perfect fit for the lineup.September 29, 2011 at 9:25 am #230237
Thought this was cute. I disagree w/the critics saying it’s a biting satire. It’s more of a tolorable ABC Family show. Better this than that horrid Better With You to be the bridge.September 29, 2011 at 11:36 am #230238
This will never be the biting satire about the suburbs that Weeds was in it’s first three seasons! But I really enjoyed this, and think that Cheryl Hines could be fantastic if given substantial material.
Formerly known in the forums as PianoMann.September 29, 2011 at 12:39 pm #230239
Better than I expected it would be despite being completely false. I live in New York City, have been around the suburbs. None of them look or sound anything like this. I know I shouldn’t expect realism from this, but if they’re going to parody suburban culture, couldn’t they at least parody a suburban culture that actually exists?
Also, I’m surprised how liberally this show borrows from “Easy A.” The snarky redheaded girl commenting on her phony classmates in voice-over narration. On its own merits, this show is okay, but it suffers immensely by comparison. However, it has a good cast, and I like how they quickly humanized the Cheryl Hines character. Making these characters interesting and not just objects of snark will be the first step to making this work.September 29, 2011 at 12:41 pm #230240
I happened to really like this. It probably will be the best new sitcom of the season.
Cheryl Hines could be really good if she doesn’t turn into a sterotype.
I agree with Daniel. No suburbs are like this.
Good writing.September 29, 2011 at 4:03 pm #230241
I really kind of liked this. Not a great show yet…but it has potential.September 30, 2011 at 3:41 pm #230242
I actually liked this among all the comedy pilots this season. This has the potential to be gret despite the exaggeration of the suburb portrayal.
And good thing with the Easy A mention, Daniel! That was what I’m thinkign wnhile watching. She’s like an Emma Stone for TV. Good cll for Jeremy Sisto though to get a good show like this.September 30, 2011 at 4:46 pm #230243
The trailer looked great so I was kind of hoping for this to be good.
I liked it. I feel they went a little too far with the puns and the typical and cliché “I don’t belong here” rutine and lines, but you can see where this could on and become one of the best series this fall.
I liked the lead, don’t know her name yet only that yes, she looks and acts like Emma Stone in Easy A, I thought that too. I don’t think Jeremy Sisto is the right man for this, but we’ll see. I looooved Cheryl Hines here, I hope she can do her thing with this show.
In the end, the GREAT thing about this show is that they have an awesome supporting cast. It’s not just about the dad and the kid, it can be about all of them. Aside from Sisto, there wasn’t anybody that made me doubt the show.September 30, 2011 at 5:17 pm #230244
just ok. i have lived in the city and suburbs, and I can honstly say that neither was portrayed that well in the series from my perspective, especially the suburban component. I feel like this concept has been done a lot now, but way better. The writing needs to sharpen to be taken seriously a fresh new satire.September 30, 2011 at 5:17 pm #230245
I liked the show, but I fear it may be too cutesy for its own good. It does have a ton of potential (particularly with Alan Tudyk and Jeremy Sisto), so I’ll keep watching.October 5, 2011 at 4:32 pm #230246
Episode Title: The Barbecue
Synopsis: Tessa unexpectedly is attracted to her exact opposite, her jock neighbor Ryan, and George is pressured by the town to throw the perfect barbecue.
P.S. Does anybody else think, with the Emmy’s being on ABC this season, we may be seeing Jane Levy announcing the nominees with someone from Raising Hope?October 13, 2011 at 1:30 pm #230247
I thought The Chatterer was good. Loved the reference to Patricia Arquette.October 14, 2011 at 6:08 pm #230248
I enjoyed the episode so much! I think this is my favorite new comedy so far.January 11, 2012 at 6:06 pm #230249
Loved this episode. I wasn’t expecting that whole undercover narc officer thing but it was planned out incredibly well. And even though Dalia was out almost the whole episode, she had the best line: “Laxitives aren’t drugs!”