This Chicago-set sitcom follows the intertwined lives of six young urbanites trying to learn the ropes of adulthood. Through breakups and whatever other curve-balls life throws them, the pals stick together.
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Teenager Travis may live in Florida's leisurely Cougar Town, it's not easy being the son of his divorced parents: over-protective Jules and lazybones Bobby. Jules obsessively draws attention, wins sympathy and 'benignly' bosses everyone around. That includes her real estate office deputy Laurie, neighbor Ellie- who rules her devoted Cuban husband Andy Torres with iron hand- and in various modes hunky new neighbor and barman Grayson, all forming a quarrelsome gang. Written by
By their own admission, creators Bill Lawrence and Kevin Biegel realized after the first episodes that the central plot of the show (a woman on her 40s starts dating 20 year-olds) wasn't working as much as they hoped, and also noticed that the ensemble scenes were a lot of fun to write and shoot. So they ditched the 'cougar' aspect and focused on the main group of characters. See more »
Cougartown, as a whole, is my favorite new show this season.
Jules (Cox) is a divorced mom who lives next door to her best friend (Krista Miller), and sells real estate with her other best friend (Busy Phillips). She married young, so is just now testing her wings in the dating world and it happens to be with a younger man. Her best friends can't stand each other, but love her and are a good support system in helping her navigate this strange new world. The dialogue between the best friends is snarkiness at it's best.
Courtney Cox is brilliantly funny - I always thought she did comedy better than drama and this is a much better vehicle for her than Dirt, IMO.
In addition to our star, the show has an excellent supporting cast - Krista Miller rocks, as usual, Busy Phillips is a hoot - loved her in Freaks and Geeks, Dan Byrd (her son) is a breath of fresh air, and the rest of the men are not only hilarious, but delicious eye candy.
The writers are genius and I just hope that they can continue with this high level of hilarity through-out the season.
I can't imagine any woman 30+ who isn't going to identify with Jules & her friends.
If you haven't given it a shot, yet, I hope you make the time to do so.
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