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36 out of 43 people found the following review useful:
Delightful Show!, 3 October 2010
Author: kspears-3 from United States
I have just fallen in love with this new delightful show...Ever since her days as the lovable Clarissa Explains it All and Joey's Blossom, I have loved these actors. So glad to see them acting together in a well-written family show. The cultural references add a nice touch, but it's not overdone. The story is relevant to today's audiences, but not in a ridiculous unbelievable way. The sets are lovely, costumes fun and well styled, dialogue witty and smart. It's fresh and fun, sweet and light, and the characters are really likable. Better than almost everything I've seen from the big networks' fall lineup! This should be a must-watch for anyone looking for a great half hour of television!
14 out of 21 people found the following review useful:
Surprisingly fun little sitcom!, 17 July 2011
Author: Terry Roehrig II from United States
If you would have come to me about six years ago and told me that I
would like a show on ABC Family called Melissa & Joey starring Melissa
Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence, I would have told you that your local
village was missing it's idiot. I was not a fan of her Sabrina, the
Teenage Witch and I wasn't a fan of his Blossum. Whoa! The premise is
just corny enough to work. Mel Burke (Hart) is a local politician from
a political family. When a family scandal leaves her niece, Lennox
(Spreitler), and nephew, Ryder (Robinson), without their parents, Mel
takes them in. Meanwhile, Joe Longo (Lawrence) is a former commodities
trader left bankrupt after a Ponzi scheme who is searching for a job.
So when Mel finds it hard to handle an instant family and her own life,
she hires Joe to become the family's new male nanny, or "manny".
Hollywood and TV producers have been playing this gender-bending card
ever since Mr. Mom. It was funny then, it's still funny today.
The two leads have some great chemistry while on screen and I believe the little "will-they-or-won't-they" relationship they've got going on. So far, the writers have done a good job by not getting them together and Melissa Hart has stated in some interviews that they won't be getting together for a long, long time. So it appears that they will get together eventually. Right now, there are undertones of a budding romance (jealousy, looks, long pauses), but for now, they're both fun and fancy-free with their own suitors.
One of the show's main problems is the kids. Aren't they a little too old to be having a nanny? Plenty of kids even younger than them come home to an empty house while their parents are working. It's not like Joe needs to bathe and clothe them. Having the kids this old this early in a sitcom is not good news. They are going to age fast, then what becomes of Joe? You don't want to lose your sitcom's dynamic after only one season.
For now, though, the jokes are funny enough to get me to watch it. I like having Mel & Joe treat each other as "sparring partners" rather than lovers. Once they get together, it just may be the end of the show. More reviews at www.soveryterry.com Final Grade: B-
8 out of 11 people found the following review useful:
ABC Family has Struck GOLD with Melissa and Joey, 4 June 2012
Author: Moseph Siddiqi from United States
I actually look forward to watching ABC Family because of this show,Its nice to see a couple on TV with as much chemistry as Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence. Taylor Spreitler and Nick Robinson add fresh faces and believable characters to an already awesome cast. Love watching the characters develop and come into their own. They actually tackle everyday family issues but without having to revert to terribly fake conversations you often saw characters have in 90's sitcoms. I grew up learning more from Mr. Feeny than I did from most of my teachers until I got to College, this show gives me hope the world will be filled with more Aunt Mel's than Kim Kardashians.
11 out of 19 people found the following review useful:
The best comedy TV series on air, 3 January 2012
I can definitely say that Melissa & Joey is the most exciting comedy TV
series on television at the moment.
Certainly, the show's formula for success is the chemistry between the two main characters, smartly brought together again by ABC Family after starring in another successful TV comedy - My Fake Fiancé.
The dialogue is smart and funny, the stories are very interesting, and moreover, presented in an entertaining way.
The show is an excellent way to just sit and relax for 30 minutes. Luckily, ABC Family gave it a green light, ordering 30 episodes for the first season, with a second one upcoming. I highly recommend Melissa & Joey to everyone; it is suitable to be watched with friends, family, or simply by yourself when you need distraction from your daylife.
3 out of 4 people found the following review useful:
Give it a try..., 11 January 2013
I would actually give this show 7.5,but since IMDb doesn't allow that,I'll go with 8.This show is based on a very peculiar concept: I mean,male nanny who was once a trader but was then hired by a politician to take care of her niece and nephew: who's dad was the reason the man was reduced to what he became? It's an impossible situation.But if you can get past that,it's a good show with some good quality entertainment that hasn't disappointed so far.It has potential, which means we can always look forward to better episodes.It's a light hearted comedy,so i suggest everyone to look at it that way rather than comparing it to other sitcoms or questioning it's plausibility.So if you are ever bored and want a good show to pass your time: You have it!
Bad., 11 May 2013
Author: SeksWithTheStars from Canada
I just watched the first five minutes of this vacuum. It's truly one of the worst shows I've ever seen. Throughout that unbearably long five minutes, I actually had to create my own entertainment based on the show itself, that's how god awful it is. I started saying the word "laugh" every time there was supposed to be a funny part. It's like I recognise the joke they're trying to make but it's just done so poorly that I find absolutely no humour in it at all. Most times I don't mind a laugh track, I enjoyed Friends for example. I continue to enjoy The Big Bang Theory and Mike and Molly, but this abortion of comedy had me wanting to poke at my ears with a long, pointy object just so I wouldn't hear that mind numbing clattering ever again. I seriously cannot believe that this show made it past it's first episode let alone get another season. When I see quality shows cancelled or not even given a proper go it bugs the hell out of me but to see a show like this, one of the single worst atrocity's mankind has inflicted upon it's fellow man since the Holocaust, get renewed it makes me die a little inside. I fear for the fate of humanity if the general consensus is that this is a quality show, I really do.
Retro and FUN!, 11 May 2013
Author: oddity94 from Canada
I've been reading comments about how this show is copying bla, bla, bla. I just want to say that there is so many shows on so many different topics already recorded that its hard to come up with fresh ones. I really like this show it has a really good background story but actors are so much more. They seem to be born for these roles. I mean Mel and Joey are just perfect, plus Ryder and Lennox are such a great success. My point is that if you copy some show and you make it worse that is lame, but if you manage to make it this great that my friends takes some skill and commitment. I have watched all seasons of FRIENDS, Supernatural, Joey(from friends), Seinfeld, The big bang theory and a lot more but i've got to say that this show IS WORTH OF EVERY SECOND of your life. . I just want to thank to actors and writes for doing that great of a job. And i'm hoping for a lot more seasons with Melissa and joey.
6 out of 12 people found the following review useful:
Great straight funny forward show, 1 July 2012
Author: Kevinusa Usaforever from U.S.A.
This show is one the best shows on TV right now.
I first heard about the show when it debuted but just started watching and it is hilarious.
I love that this show is just a great written multi camera show and not one of those boring and stale, democratic-liberal single camera crap shows, which are only watchable by democratic-liberal college kids.
This show is just very well written like sitcoms used to be and are starting to be again. The acting between Melissa and Joey is just great. They have such a great chemistry. The last couple on TV that had that kind of chemistry was Tom Allen and Patricia Richardson.
On the trivia site it says they now each other since they were 5 and you can really see that in the show.
This show should be on the regular ABC.
Right now it seems like the cable networks make funnier shows than what's mostly on the broadcast nets. I also like the shows TV land is making right now. Like the exes for example which is just hilarious, the fist season was great but now in the second season they are just hilarious. If you like this show you should definitely give TV lands shows a try.
13 out of 27 people found the following review useful:
It has potential, 1 October 2010
Author: Melissa_1982 from United States
I've watched every show Melissa has ever been in, and I've enjoyed all of them. However, so far her character on Melissa and Joey is a little over the top. I think the character needs to be toned down a little, in many different areas. First, Melissa is a beautiful girl. Why cover her face in what appears to be clown make up? Second, the outfits she wears are a little bit too "Soap Opera." I've never seen politicians dressed like that in real life. And third, the character is somewhat annoying. She's way too loud, and her lines seem just a little to "snappy," and unnatural. She sounds like how you would expect someone to sound after drinking 4 pots of coffee. I know that none of this is the fault of the actress, because I've seen her other shows, and her characters have all been played really well. I think the show has potential, and I like the storyline so far... Melissa's character (and even Joey's to a degree) just need to be toned down.
3 out of 8 people found the following review useful:
Bad script, bad acting., 2 December 2012
Author: David Livingstone
Very amateurish in both acting and script content. The canned laughter all over these unfunny lines makes the whole thing extremely cringe-worthy. There is no connection between the characters, this makes it very difficult to feel any empathy for the characters. The main plot is contrived and expected, girl doesn't like boy, boy doesn't like girl, awkward situation ensues in which they have to get along and live together. There are a number of specific issues, for example, any time that they are on the telephone, they do not allow enough time for the imagined response. It may sound harsh, but it appears Melissa Joan Hart has forgotten how to act.
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