By Clint Morris
Suburbia. Florida. 40 year-old divorcee Jules Cobb (Courteney Cox, ”Friends”) juggles men young and old, a dimish ex-husband (Brian Van Holt), and keeps her unbalanced friend (Christa Miller) balanced.
There’s a few things missing Courteney Cox’s latest sitcom – namely, er, Joey, Chandler, Phoebe, Rachel and Ross.
Still, and much to my surprise I’ll admit, the show has done quite well – I’d even say it’s broken the ‘Friends curse’ that’s plagued that show’s stars since they all handed in their keys to that oh-so-familiar apartment.
But why has it? Why has this only meekly-funny 22-minuter succeeded while ”Joey”, ”Mr Sunshine” and ”Dirt” didn’t? Well, the marketing campaign couldn’t have hurt, and the fact that the guy that was responsible for the beloved ”Scrubs” is in charge of the show is a plus too, but I’m guessing people simply watch it because they love… Monica, er, Courteney.
I’m at a loss to explain otherwise.
Look, the show isn’t without it’s moments – though sadly the show dips whenever Cox is solo on screen and the funny Van Holt and the likeable Josh Hopkins, playing the widower who lives across the road, aren’t sharing it with her.
Season 2 brings with it a nice surprise though – a guest appearance by Cox’s “Friends” co-star Jennifer Aniston.
A webseries, deleted scenes and featurettes.
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.