COUGAR TOWN (and Modern Family)

  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 24, 2009 7:29 PM GMT
    I'm a big fan of Courtney Cox (loved her in "FRIENDS") but I was really disappointed in the first episode of "COUGAR TOWN" last night. I just thought the jokes fell flat and the writing was mediocre. Anyone else feel the same?

    I also thought the show before it "Modern Family", which is being billed by many critics as "The Best New Sitcom of The season", while it had it's moments, was also just okay.

    Is this really the best Hollywood can come up with?


    I'm really hoping tonight's premiere of "FLASH FORWARD" shows better promise.
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    Sep 24, 2009 7:51 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI'm a big fan of Courtney Cox (loved her in "FRIENDS") but I was really disappointed in the first episode of "COUGAR TOWN" last night. I just thought the jokes fell flat and the writing was mediocre. Anyone else feel the same?

    I also thought the show before it "Modern Family", which is being billed by many critics as "The Best New Sitcom of The season", while it had it's moments, was also just okay.

    Is this really the best Hollywood can come up with?


    I'm really hoping tonight's premiere of "FLASH FORWARD" shows better promise.


    I'm looking forward (pardon the pun) for FLASH FORWARD too! Thursday should be a great night for tv in the Fall! Glad I have a dvr!!!icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 24, 2009 7:56 PM GMT
    I haven't had time to watch TV in months...
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    Sep 24, 2009 7:56 PM GMT
    When a new TV series first launches, things are usually kinda rough. Sometimes, it takes a while for them to tweak the writing and make things work.

    I can't recall any TV show that I liked from the very first episode. It usually takes me about 5 or 6 episodes for me to decide if it's worth watching the rest of the season.
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    Sep 24, 2009 8:01 PM GMT
    Laughed at some lines/situations in CougarTown.icon_confused.gif
    Didn't laugh at and was mildly offended by the Modern Family depiction of the gay couple.
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    Sep 24, 2009 8:19 PM GMT
    i hafta admit i'm feeling a bit fatigued by this season's offerings, new and old. last night there where 2 dancing reality competition shows on back to back, both of which seem to be on multiple times a week. we watched shows like that before, but now it just seems exhausting to try and keep up. i refuse to tivo bad dancing... it's been a while since i got into a new sitcom, about the only one we like is big bang theory. we do watch survivor and are looking forward to amazing race. the new runway has proven to be a disappointment, to say the least. and now wipeout is done for the season...icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Sep 24, 2009 8:34 PM GMT
    I like the dark-haired "hip" father on Modern Family, I think he will end up being the funniest. However, this reality-style way of filming the show with the camera moving so much will probably kill it for me.
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    Sep 24, 2009 8:35 PM GMT
    I was very disappointed in Modern Family...it didn't live up to the billing! I'll give it another try next week but won't stick around if it doesn't dramatically improve.
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    Sep 24, 2009 8:39 PM GMT
    wrestlervic said However, this reality-style way of filming the show with the camera moving so much will probably kill it for me.



    I agree that this style of filming doesn't lend itself well to the sitcom format. Laugh tracks serve a purpose :-) It lacks the quick pace and energy of the traditional sitcom styles
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    Sep 24, 2009 8:41 PM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite said Laughed at some lines/situations in CougarTown.icon_confused.gif
    Didn't laugh at and was mildly offended by the Modern Family depiction of the gay couple.
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    Stereotypically gay. Didn't find any of the shows funny at all
  • Timbales

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    Sep 24, 2009 8:54 PM GMT
    I saw part of Cougar Town, it was alright. I had no interest in Modern Family.

    The B&C wants to watch Flash Forward. I'm not really interested, but I'll give it a try.
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    Sep 24, 2009 9:35 PM GMT
    ....on reflection: isn't Cougar Town simply "The New Adventures of Old Christine" rehashed?
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    Sep 24, 2009 9:41 PM GMT
    For some reason I feel that you guys are expecting too much out of public television.

    public television rarely tries to steer away from stereotypes... (Look at reality T.V.) -if it ever does well...
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    Sep 24, 2009 9:50 PM GMT
    I was also disappointed with Cougar Town. However, it is a new show and needs time to settle in so I'll watch it a few more times.
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    Sep 24, 2009 10:05 PM GMT
    NPR had a good commentary on this very issue yesterday. It seems that the networks are going with "known names" despite their (actors/actresses) failures in more recent shows. Courtney Cox is a classic example. I guess her couple of shows after Friends were disasters, lasting only a minimal episodes. The hope that the networks will sell shows based on participants might backfire with reviews like these.

    Seems the public might actually be more interested in content. Imagine that! I would suspect that next fall you'll see a LOT of new ideas if the old has- beens don't pull a rabbit (or an old courgar) out of the hat this season.
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    Sep 24, 2009 10:20 PM GMT
    I like Courtney Cox and thinks that she is smoking hot. I think she is hotter now than she was when she was younger. The eyes, dark hair, and the boobs in the Longest yard...wow.

    I skip the first season of a show because my rule is that the second season is good and the third season of any show is the best. the writers, the actors, the story, everything is in sync.

    I predict a ton of shows like Glee, more medical dramas, and shows like "How I Met Your Mother" next season.
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    Sep 24, 2009 10:27 PM GMT
    Modern Family was hilarious.

    Cougar Town was a little speechy preachy, if it cuts down on that and actually develops some funny storylines it should be nice, but they can only have Courtney dating 20-somethings for so long before she finally ends up with the "rival" 40-something divorced guy across the street.
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    Sep 24, 2009 10:34 PM GMT
    tryandbuy saidbut they can only have Courtney dating 20-somethings for so long before she finally ends up with the "rival" 40-something divorced guy across the street.



    That would actually still work for the show and, in fact, may even improve it. I think they are already foreshadowing a romance to develop there eventually anyway.
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    Sep 24, 2009 11:14 PM GMT
    I highly recommend Sons of Anarchy. A lot of my friends are really into too I just found out today via Facebook.

    Katey Sagal was amazing in the last episode (her character is coping with being raped recently). I'm blow away that she is the same actress that played Peg Bundy and voiced Leela on Futurama. She deserves an Emmy for SOA.

    Plus Charlie Hunnam (the lead actor), formerly of the UK's Queer as Folk, is hot and often naked.

    This is an old pic (he has beefed up since):
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    Not to mention Henry Rollins is on the show this season. And that is my long winded endorsement. icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 25, 2009 12:29 AM GMT
    Ganymede0 saidI highly recommend Sons of Anarchy. A lot of mine friends are really into too I just found out today via Facebook.

    Katey Sagal was amazing in the last episode (her character is coping with being raped recently). I'm blow away that she is the same actress that played Peg Bundy and voiced Leela on Futurama. She deserves an Emmy for SOA.

    Plus Charlie Hunnam (the lead actor), formerly of the UK's Queer as Folk, is hot and often naked.

    This is an old pic (he has beefed up since):
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    Not to mention Henry Rollins is on the show this season. And that is my long winded endorsement. icon_wink.gif



    I didnt watch SOA last year but I caught the season premiere and it was awesome. How hot was Hunnam showing his ass..great body even with the long hair which I dont like.

    Katy Sagal is smoking hot for her age, a total departure from Peg Bundy. This show is quality
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    Sep 25, 2009 12:40 AM GMT
    Cougar Town piqued my interest somewhat but I really haven't got time to discover it but I've got Modern Family to watch tonight which should be interesting.

    I did watch Accidentally on Purpose and found it somewhat funny but I can't help but think it's a drag back to the 90's for sitcom.

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    Sep 25, 2009 12:56 AM GMT
    Courtney Cox's best performance was dancing with Bruce Springsteen.

    If you are disappointed by Hollywood, your expectations are set way too high.

    Did they put those fires out yet?

    (*ducks*)
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    Sep 25, 2009 1:41 AM GMT
    I thought Cougar Town was somewhat entertaining--I will probably give it a few more viewings. Modern Family had a few funny lines, but for the most part, I thought it was just DUMB. I won't waste my time with that one again...
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    Sep 25, 2009 1:48 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]RuggerATX said[/cite]Courtney Cox's best performance was dancing with Bruce Springsteen.

    God, do you realize that was 25 years ago this past summer (1984)?? Who woulda thought?
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    Sep 25, 2009 1:57 AM GMT
    NJDewd said[quote][cite]RuggerATX said[/cite]Courtney Cox's best performance was dancing with Bruce Springsteen.

    God, do you realize that was 25 years ago this past summer (1984)?? Who woulda thought?


    And Springsteen is on the cover of AARP magazine.icon_rolleyes.gif