Originally Posted by mikey mo
I didn't care for the first episode, but thought the second was a little better.
I sort of agree, but my "liking it" base for both episodes was a bit higher than yours. Based on a review I'd read I was prepared to be disappointed, but after two episodes I'm now in for a few more.
However I do not care for the casting of Jackie's love interests... both at home and at the office. Her husband? That's her husband? Either Jackie aged amazingly because of her job I don't see how these two had sufficient chemistry about 10 years back (guess, based on kids age) to get married.
Also, I do not get the office fling partner either. Why does she love him??? Where's the real attraction?
All in all these seem like three random people playing three roles. I find it very distracting. I bailed on "New Christine" early on for a similar reason... couldn't stand the casting of her ex-husband (not to mention the laugh track, and resulting dialog timing pauses after supposed jokes). Casting really matters (e.g. "Rescue Me", "Dexter", etc).
On the other hand I very much enjoy the relationship with the fancy-dressing honcho doctor, the gay male nurse, and especially the nursing student. I also enjoy the smart dialog.
A bit weird overall, but I also enjoy "Weeds".
I'm in for a while.