Friday, March 30, 2012
NBC has finally found a comedy I can sink my teeth into and savor, with the most unlikely couple.
Amanda Peet is trying her hand at comedy, and she's actually doing it quite well. She plays the good divorcee very well with a new old house that needs a lot of fixing. She's also a single mom. Her daughter is the wonderful Jamie King. Then you have the very bad boy David Walton, who is quite charming..which is quite a shock. He's the guy trying to fix her house up.
Both have baggage. But Walton's Pete probably has more. He's a gambler with a bi-polar ex, and of course, he's cheated a lot on her too. His father played by the fabulous Jeffery Tambor is the has-been actor. Along to assist and drive his father around is Jesse Plemons as Gary.
This comedy does not have a laugh track which makes it so much more pleasant to watch. Although, I really think this show could be a comedy drama and should be on for a full hour. Hopefully, NBC will stick with it, but they did stick it in the worst hour possible on Wednesday nights.