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According to Jim (2001–2009)

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A TV show centered around macho everyman, his loving wife, and their three precocious children.

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Series cast summary:
 Jim / ... (182 episodes, 2001-2009)
 Cheryl / ... (182 episodes, 2001-2009)
 Andy / ... (182 episodes, 2001-2009)
 Ruby / ... (182 episodes, 2001-2009)
Billi Bruno ...
 Gracie / ... (182 episodes, 2001-2009)
 Dana (165 episodes, 2001-2009)
 Kyle / ... (102 episodes, 2004-2009)


A TV show centered around macho everyman, his loving wife, and their three precocious children.

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3 October 2001 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Dan Aykroyd appears as a guest star. Aykroyd often appeared on Saturday Night Live and in a movie as one half of the Blues Brothers, the other half of whom was John Belushi, Jim's brother. See more »


The front porch swing at the house. When there is a picture of the front of the house, the swing is parallel with the front of the house. When there is a scene on the front porch/front door area, the porch swing is perpendicular to the house. See more »


Cheryl: [on Jim's behavior] He's brilliant. He's pretending to be a moron to cover up being a jackass.
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Referenced in What I Like About You: The Parrot Trap (2002) See more »

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1 April 2003 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

I have watched this from its beginning and I find myself always wanting to watch when it's on. For me, it has a lot to do with the actors on it. I'm so glad Courtney Thorn Smith decided to do ATJ, because it shows a snugly, sweet, Earth Mother side of her that's really appealing. Kimberly Williams is very believable and refreshing as her Single Career Woman With Angst sister. Larry Joe (forgot his last name) is funny and sympathetic and happily helpless as her brother.

Lastly I mention Jim Belushi. He is just fab in his part as Courtney's hubby. It's both scary and exhilerating to watch him. It's like seeing John Belushi but all grown up and, well, normal (mentally). For years now, I've watched Jim and seen only John. Now, thanks to this show, I am finally seeing Jim for Jim. He is pure funny, great timing, great sincerity, and he knows how to be serious when it calls for it. Great dimension for a character who started out as little more than just a caricature. I've been delightfully amazed. He's quite good in this particular role (you know, like Ackroyd is just excellent as the balding Southern good ole boy of both Driving Miss Daisy and My Girl), and I hope this sitcom makes it for a few years so I can keep on enjoying it.

Courtney knows how to hold her own and then some against Jim. They walk the thin line between being the Bundies and the Bunkers and the Buchmans. Their chemistry is very on-target. Everyone's is, actually.

The arguments are quite believable. Good writing. I like the running joke about expanding vocabulary.

This show isn't Seinfeld or Cheers, but it is a solidly written comical commentary on married family life. Couples can watch together and both enjoy it, neither gender is spared, both are poked fun at and both are strongly represented. I agree with the previous post that if you dislike Belushi, you probably won't like it. Ditto for C.T.-S., although she might surprise you.

If you do decide to check it out, give it 3 chances. I didn't warm up to it til after that many episodes, and now I'm glad I gave it a chance. It's a nice change from Reality Everything.

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