I have to admit, an interesting premise & plot line made this seem like it might be interesting. I was so wrong. I caught the first episode last night and didn't even crack a grin, and I laugh at everything.
First of all, this has to be one of, if not the, poorest written sitcoms ever. If I were a script writer for this show, I would change my name in shame, if not change careers. There is no better way to describe the jokes on this show, other than bad. Just flat out bad. I think the writers are aware of this & lean on their ability to name-drop. And they do. A lot. The writers thought of an "ingenious" way to do this, of course. The first five minutes were a scene in which Jennifer Grant's character, Jacey Wyatt, received a multitude of muffin baskets from various other celebrities, including Calista Flockhart. Anybody could tell that this scene served no purpose other than showing, "Ha ha, look, we can talk about famous people." It was pathetic.
The only thing worse than the writing is the acting. Harry Hamlin plays a bad actor, Reese Hardin. The only part where he seemed to fit character was when he was acting as acting. He showed absolutely no depth and played it as annoying, rude, and macho. There was no liking his character. Jennifer Grant was not too horrible. She didn't reek of inexperience & poor acting skills like other cast members did. But she seemed to flow through her little speech about her tough life with no remorse or emotion. The actress who played Reese's daughter, Lori, Marnette Patterson, was awful. I've disliked her acting since "Something So Right". She was bratty & obnoxious. Granted, the character is supposed to be, but there is a limit to how annoying people can be.
All in all, I would completely skip this show. Reruns would be better, trust me.
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