Mother can't handle tutoring artistic nut-case Pearce anymore, so dad does but is suckered into writing his English paper for him, to prove to ma he's not just a C-grades idiot, and treated exactly ...
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This show centres around three brothers and a sister who live together without their absent parents. The eldest brother is the 'man of the house', and of a similar age to the sister. They ... See full summary »
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Julio Oscar Mechoso,
After losing her boyfriend and her high-powered job as an attorney all on one day, Nina finds that the only job available to her is at the Public Defender's office. She quickly realizes ... See full summary »
Hot-tempered journalist Maya Gallo got herself fired from yet another job when she made an anchorwoman cry on the air with some gag copy on the teleprompter. Unable to find a job anywhere ... See full summary »
Laura San Giacomo,
The Chase 'quints', short for quintuplets, are the five children of father Bob Chase and his bossy wife Carol. The eldest, hunky athlete Parker, is the popular pride and protector of his siblings, especially his brothers who look up to him and accept some superior insults and insinuations in exchange for his welcome help. Second brother Pierce is a bit of a nitwit, 'baby brother' Patton cocky and pushy. Paige is an empty-headed but popular fashion-addict, her sister Penny smarter but bitter as an unattractive social outcast. Written by
[writing an email to his Mongolian penpal]
Dear Yabba, I love the CD you sent me. I have to listen to it on my headphones, or my brothers punch me.
[looks over to see Parker and Patton punching each other]
Right now they are punching each other. Punching is a big part of American culture.
[puts hat on head]
I also like the hat.
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Okay, it's not the best show in the world. It's not even close to being the best show on this summer.
But for anyone out there whose main complaint is that it's not believable because the kids are too different and look nothing like their parents, all I can say is that if you're looking for realism, maybe you need to start watching the History Channel. No one watches a Fox sitcom so they can turn it off afterwards and think, "Well, that was realistic. Very satisfying in its ability to be not at all off-the-wall." Well, it turns out maybe they do.
The show itself needs some work. The jokes are often too obvious, and sometimes "goofy" fails to equal "funny". But it's reasonably addictive, and, overall, a good way to spend a half-hour without having to think or really do anything except just enjoy the simplicity of it all. And maybe it'll get more clever this fall.
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