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post #31 of 81
Was there a new episode this week? The previews made me think yes, but my DirecTV DVR didn't record anything and there's nothing in the history to say if or why it didn't record anything. A new Ep shows up in the to do list for next week.
post #32 of 81
It was a repeat this week.
post #33 of 81
First off, my wife and I are really enjoying this show. It's a lot of fun for 30 minutes a week.

Second, young men, pay attention to the fantastic way that George picked up Alicia Silverstone's character in last night's episode. He introduced himself and asked her out for a drink. Simple, direct, honest and you so rarely get to see that on TV because they always have to make characters who screw that up. That is the blueprint for how you meet someone you're interested in.

Thirdly, Dahlia is seriously devious. The whole episode was basically her making sure she was never asked to sweep again (or have her sweeping compared to Tessa's). She may not be smart, but she sure is manipulative.

Fourthly, fun episode all around. Interesting twist on the surrogacy too. And was I imagining a nod to the movie "Clueless" in this episode? (nothing too obvious, just Dahlia and her girlfriends - though obviously seeing Alicia made me think of that movie).
post #34 of 81
I thought there was a definite "Clueless" homage when they are riding two on the scooter with helmets. I could be wrong, though. I saw that movie once when it came out.
post #35 of 81
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Originally Posted by gruven42 View Post

I thought there was a definite "Clueless" homage when they are riding two on the scooter with helmets. I could be wrong, though. I saw that movie once when it came out.

Could have been a tribute to Mean Girls as well. Dalia and her "Army of Skanks" were right out that film as were the backwards K necklaces.
post #36 of 81
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Originally Posted by Flambe View Post

Second, young men, pay attention to the fantastic way that George picked up Alicia Silverstone's character in last night's episode. He introduced himself and asked her out for a drink. Simple, direct, honest and you so rarely get to see that on TV because they always have to make characters who screw that up. That is the blueprint for how you meet someone you're interested in.

Speaking as a young man who is not very good with women, I think I not only can screw it up but most likely will screw that up.
post #37 of 81
Man, I always thought that George will gonna hook up with Dallas, but maybe way later, although he clicked right away with Alicia's character...

But could he hold up sex for several months?
post #38 of 81
ABC website sez it's coming back next season, same timeslot.
post #39 of 81
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Originally Posted by Shaded Dogfood View Post

ABC website sez it's coming back next season, same timeslot.

Nice, it's a decent show with some pretty good looking HD The time slot works good for me too since I don't have anything else recording during that time. One other thing is OK but with my dual tuner DVR I can't do any more than two without resorting to....... live tv
post #40 of 81
Yes, it's a cute show with a talented cast.
post #41 of 81
I love this series but I was disheartened by tonight's season ending episode. One of the things that makes this show so enjoyable is the relationship between father and daughter. The ending ruined that for me. I thought Tessa's reaction to seeing her grandma was completely out of character for her. All she saw was a way out? What about her dad, who has done everything in his power to provide for her and protect her?

Very disappointing.
post #42 of 81
I blame Alicia Silverstone for upsetting the balance and throwing the show into dramedy territory.
post #43 of 81
I welcome the added complexity the show has developed. It's more than just a sitcom in the old style now. And it's still pretty funny.
post #44 of 81
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I blame Alicia Silverstone for upsetting the balance and throwing the show into dramedy territory.

The show changed way too much for me, a lot of the side characters get way too much screen time for my liking.
post #45 of 81
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Originally Posted by kaydigi View Post

The show changed way too much for me, a lot of the side characters get way too much screen time for my liking.

Hmm...you may have hit on something. I loved this show but the last few episodes just have not held my interest nearly as much as he prior ones. What you're saying may be the reason.
post #46 of 81
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I blame Alicia Silverstone for upsetting the balance and throwing the show into dramedy territory.

She can't leave fast enough for me. I started fast forwarding through all the seens she is in.
post #47 of 81
Wife and I really liked the show when it started but the past month or two it's just not been that funny. We actually decided to can it last week and didn't even watch the finale. I agree, the addition of Silverstone kinda upset the dynamic of the show.
post #48 of 81
Weak start to the new season. The downward spiral that started last season has continued.
post #49 of 81
I thought the season opener was good. Sure there was too much silliness from the secondary characters (although I admit that the crazy eye look of Lisa Shay cracks me up every time), but I felt they rediscovered the loving bond between George and Tessa that I feared was lost at the end of last season. I'm glad to have this show back.
post #50 of 81
Not great but Silverstone is gone so it was already an improvement there.
post #51 of 81
Weak start to the new season. The downward spiral that started last season has continued.

Actually IMHO the show started off revealing more depth to the characters than lots of last year's shows did. I particularly liked hearing more of the little songlet that underscores the opening titles. I like the whole missing mom angle and Tess' attempts to come to grips with it. And there was enough goofy surrealistic humor thrown in too.

Don't Trust the B**** in Apt 23 is the one I'm particularly champing at the bit for, however.
post #52 of 81
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Originally Posted by Shaded Dogfood View Post

Weak start to the new season. The downward spiral that started last season has continued.
Actually IMHO the show started off revealing more depth to the characters than lots of last year's shows did. I particularly liked hearing more of the little songlet that underscores the opening titles. I like the whole missing mom angle and Tess' attempts to come to grips with it. And there was enough goofy surrealistic humor thrown in too.
Don't Trust the B**** in Apt 23 is the one I'm particularly champing at the bit for, however.

Agreed that the first episode reclaimed a bit of the character depth that the show started with. The first season seemed to make Tess more and more shallow as the season wore on, and this screwed with the tone of the show as she and her father were the grounding elements in a neighborhood of (amusing) cartoonish characters...
post #53 of 81
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Not great but Silverstone is gone so it was already an improvement there.
Indeed. Her character was such a drag.
post #54 of 81
I hate Halloween episodes. Not sure why it ran last night instead of on Halloween, they are showing a new episode next week.
post #55 of 81
Perhaps the theory is that on Halloween itself, people who enjoy Halloween will be busy marking the holiday and people watching television will be those who are tired of Halloween by then.  Yes, that's a pre-DVR mindset but it's still around.

NBC also aired the Halloween episodes of its sitcoms last night.
post #56 of 81
I enjoyed this week more than I have in a long time. It felt like a season one episode before Alicia Silverstone appeared and didn't focus too much on the supporting characters, which gave more of them a chance to chip in. Some of whom I had forgotten were in the show.
post #57 of 81
I didn't laugh once this week. Hiring a choir to watch them have sex? Faking orgasm every time they touch? Three girls so stupid they can't even walk down the street without a leader? WAY too over the top for me this week. I really like this show, but was very disappointed with this particular episode.
post #58 of 81
The best thing in the episode was the array of flavors of spermicide that Dallas stocked, but one had to freeze-frame to read them.
post #59 of 81
I agree that the opening with Dallas was just stupid to the point I thought it was a dream sequence, but I enjoyed a lot of the underused characters reappearing. Especially at the country club. I forgot some of those existed.

Apparently the closing tag was a Homeland joke, but I don't watch Homeland so the reference went completely over my head.
post #60 of 81
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