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On the surface, Alex and Pete could not be more different. The recently divorced Alex is a hard-working, high-strung lawyer who is raising her 10-year-old daughter, Charlie, as a single mom following her husband's incarceration for insider trading. Unwilling to let anything get in her way, she downsizes into a smaller house and hires charismatic Pete, a free-spirited ladies man and recovering gambling addict who desperately needs this gig with Alex to jumpstart his life -- and prove that he is no longer a screw-up. Upon hiring him, Alex quickly realizes that she has met her match in Pete, who -- along with his motley construction crew - will not only tear apart her kitchen, but transform her worldview in the process. Written by NBC Publicity

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weak functioning sitcom
20 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

Alex Meyers (Amanda Peet) is a divorced lawyer with daughter Charlie (Joey King). She's looking to renovate her kitchen. She hires Pete Riggins (David Walton) and his haphazard crew; Clem (J.B. Smoove), Vlad (Pasha D. Lychnikoff), and rookie Gary (Jesse Plemons). In her life, Alex has boyfriend Ben (Matt Letscher), sister Screwsie (Margo Harshman), and father Walt Riggins (Jeffrey Tambor).

This is the traditional sitcom of a smart hot gal who's looking for love. All the standard characters are here. They are played by good likable actors. But the writing is just not up to snuff. There aren't enough jokes. There are only 6 episodes. It never found it's voice. Maybe the concept was professionally written up by veterans but they definitely needed better writers to tighten up the scripts.


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