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Other reviewers mention how clichéd the show is. Let me reiterate that point. I just watched an episode in which Fran loses her best friend after the best friend's sleazy new boyfriend comes on to Fran. That exact plot was episode 2 of The Golden Girls 30 years ago.
And it doesn't stop there, the staging, the acting, the timing, the whole thing could have been made in the 80's. But yet the show makes me laugh.
Perhaps what makes it stand out from its peers - those hip sitcoms that are too cool for a laugh track - is that the actors seem to be having fun and seem to like the characters they are playing. Compare this with "Up All Night" in which gifted actors are given characters to play that they clearly don't give a damn about - and neither do we.
"Happily Divorced" is no classic but it's fun for 20 minutes, which is all a sitcom needs to be. Good on ya, Fran.
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