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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Cougar Town - All Mixed Up review

Bold statement alert: Cougar Town is like The Vampire Diaries. Now, before you call Bellevue, what this blogger meant by that statement is that even though it's an amazing show, you're ashamed to tell your friends that you watch it. Why? Because its name is ridiculous. That's the only similarity. Calm down. But for those of us who have watched Cougar Town from the beginning, we know it's about much more than the main character searching for a younger boyfriend. Cougar Town has quickly turned into an ensemble show about friends, problems, love, but mainly about life. Jules is a very likable lead, and we wish her friends were ours. So for those of you who watch the show, keep watching! Don't be ashamed! If you watched the first couple of episodes, then dumped it, pick it back up, because the show has changed. And for those of you who don't, give it a chance, especially if you liked the humor in Scrubs. Anyway, on to the review.

We start the season off with a drinking game: combining two movies that share a common word (Free Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, for example). How is it a drinking game? They drink while they do it. Duh. We would be good at this. Unsurprisingly, Jules sucks at this game (Marmaduke Gone With The Wind? Really?), because they aren't using "the six DVDs" in her collection. Note to Travis: That facial hair will not go over well in college. Then, the best idea ever - 2 PM naps. How can you not love a show that promotes drinking at all times of day, and afternoon napping? It's impossible.

We love the relationship between Laurie and Travis (as long as you forget that she offered to devirginize him last season). Also, we might be crazy, but an Estevez Festivez sounds pretty freaking awesome.

Then Jules freaks out because Grayson has to have 24 hours off of their "Graysonship" (relationship) and goes running to her therapist, guest star Jennifer Aniston. Ellie is jealous that Jules has been telling this new broad all of her problems, when Ellie gives Jules the same simple advise anyway. "It's the closest thing I have to a job!" she says to Jules.

Jennifer Aniston's character starts out as a sage-and-incense-burning, spiritual free spirit with a crystal that stops her from getting cancer. But then she is revealed to be a woman who hits cars and doesn't leave a note. Then Jules finds out that her therapist bases most of her advice on her experiences with her dog. We liked Aniston's guest spot and thought it was pretty funny. One of her lines to calm herself down was, "My anger is a puddle; I simply step out." We're using that. Bobby and Grayson bond as Bobby realizes that Grayson may be dating Jules, but Grayson is still a friend he can talk to. The ending was really touching, too. We like Grayson, but complaining about spending time with Jules to her ex, who happens to still be in love with her? Not cool. We liked that Bobby told him so, too.

A few more thoughts:
-It is ok to wear pigtails at 15. Ern still wears them to law school when the hair just isn't working out.
-It is not ok to keep your boyfriend up at night when he has to take the bar the next day. Not cool. That's a hard, important, and expensive test. Though in all fairness to Laurie, he could've slept elsewhere.
-The only cougar left on the show is Barb, and we have to say, she is gorgeous. The only thing old about her is her haircut. If she grew it out, she'd look amazing.
-This show makes us miss our mutual drinking buddy. Move back here, C, if you are reading :(

Episode grade- B+

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