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Sensible Andrew and emotive Lauren Stone are happily married. When they decide to embrace the 'joys of parenthood', their lives change and those of her brother Danny and selfish boss (plus ... See full summary »

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Stacy Traub
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Jennifer Westfeldt ...  Lauren Stone 23 episodes, 2007-2010
Peter Cambor ...  Andrew Stone 23 episodes, 2007-2010
Michael Weaver ...  Danny Jenkins 23 episodes, 2007-2010
Rachael Harris ...  Cooper 23 episodes, 2007-2010
Melanie Paxson ...  Julie 23 episodes, 2007-2010
Sunkrish Bala ...  Eric 23 episodes, 2007-2010
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Sensible Andrew and emotive Lauren Stone are happily married. When they decide to embrace the 'joys of parenthood', their lives change and those of her brother Danny and selfish boss (plus her PA), his staff and both their friends sets. And everything is compared to another couple, longer pregnant and sooner parents, Eric and Julie, in 'friendly' rivalry. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Romance

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USA

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English

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4 April 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bolle i ovnen See more »

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(23 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Unwatchable!
13 April 2007 | by flopcat-1See all my reviews

The series is about a 30-something married couple, Lauren and Andrew, who are expecting their first child and their four friends: Danny and Cooper a single man and woman respectively, and another married couple, Julie and Eric, who are also expecting their first child but are further along in the pregnancy.

Aside from exploring the clichés about pregnancy and becoming new parents (and not very well, I might add), the show has nothing to offer. All six characters are superficial, amoral, contemptible people with the possible exception of Andrew. Lauren, who is reluctant to tell her friends of her pregnancy at first, meets Cooper for drinks. Lauren proceeds to throw tequila shots over her shoulder rather than share her good news with Cooper. Finally Cooper catches her in the act, figures out why and shouts accusingly: "You WHORE!! You're pregnant!"

The following day, Lauren and Cooper attend Julie's baby shower and Cooper learns that a colleague with whom she had a recent one night stand is married to one of the other attendees. Rather than become appalled from learning this information, she asks Julie how stable her friend's marriage is because she wants to have a relationship with her colleague. Julie replies that the wife is not her friend, just someone from her yoga class (insert sarcasm -- No, she's not Julie's friend, but she's good enough to come to Julie's gift-giving party), and that her marriage is indeed on the rocks, encouraging Cooper to try to break them up.

At this point, we turned it off. The characters' morals were incompatible with family life and were offensive. We will not be watching it again.


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