Cougar Town: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (23 Sep. 2009)

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After her recent divorce, Jules decides to put herself "out there" again, much to the embarrassment of her teenage son.

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Jules is a woman in her forties who's five months out of her marriage and being pressured by her best friends into getting "back out there" and finding the dating scene not her style. But with a teenage son who would be happier if she were to hide out in the house, she gets the business from him when she feels like she's "allowed to have a live." Written by Moviedude1

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Very funny, Cox joyful performance, top notch production quality, light mores but empathic characters
12 October 2009 | by (France) – See all my reviews

I didn't have high expectations for this episode but in the end it was quite a pleasant surprise. In fact I only decided to watch it because it reminded me of American Pie's MILF funny concept and of course because Courteney Cox seemed like the perfect cougar. I enjoyed her performance in Dirt and even if the show wasn't great it wasn't bad either so when it got canceled I was wondering if she would find an other controversial project. I bet she did but this time it's all about mixing the high school and hot single mum worlds. The production quality is impressive and when I read Cougar Town was a sitcom I was expecting something more like How I Met Your Mother. The contrary as it should remind you of shows like Desperate Housewives and Weeds. Cox performance as Jules Cobb was quite good and in general it felt like most actors and actresses enjoyed doing their part, from the teenage son mad at his mother and friends to the annoying but friendly man next door. Moreover Cox was really gorgeous and I specially liked a striped dress Jules wore. And the jokes worked really well because I kept laughing the whole time. A beautiful and funny woman. What's not to like ? Of course you could question the morality behind the show and character grotesque attitude at times but once you realize it's just good entertainment then you jump into the pool and enjoy the experience. My only complain would be that the writers should have used the hybrid concept as an excuse to introduce the younger audience to safe sex. The pool scene sort of shocked me for example. Also I can't help comparing it to Californication because in that show David Duchovny plays Hank Moody, who hits on young adults and in fact every women he talks to. Jules is definitely not like him and she questions her acts but like she explained she's just tired of her daily routine. She wants to do wacky things instead of thinking all the time about them. I'm sure many viewers should be able to relate to her and other characters. So it's not as dramatic and smart as Hung, a show where the forty-something years old protagonist becomes a gigolo, but I think the show deserves our attention.


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