So I don't blog enough and while I love my writing, all writing and nothing else would be dull. Of course I do more than that...what I can't give up is TV and I should probably share my thoughts. If nothing else to keep my blog alive!
Sitcoms are my favs plus a little Supernatural...lol. It's all storytelling and what writer doesn't love that??? So I'm going to give this a try and we'll see if anyone likes it.
Mike & Molly
I'm a plus sized woman and I love sitcoms. I swear, I'll follow Melissa McCarthy anywhere. Like Family Guy's church of the Fonz, okay maybe not full on worship (catholic school flashbacks would be bad!). But being big in Hollywood can't be easy.
I liked her in Bridesmaids, I loved her in the Heat (identity theft...haven't seen it but eventually I'll give in despite the horrid makeup and hair--seriously that is a major turn off). I love her hosting on SNL!
But where I first really found and loved her is on Mike and Molly! (I tried Gilmour Girls, I can't stand the mom...just couldn't).
Also, I'm a Chicago girl too...so I was in from the beginning with this show :)
I loved the first 3 seasons!! Now it's different...the first episode was different. That point of change...and when stress/pressure is that bad, a big change is needed. She's got a great hubby and if she's that miserable in her job...I don't blame her. But I was curious about how it'd go forward.
I might circle back to blog about the first two episodes but let's start where we are with a little background of me....and how I relate to M&M.
This new season has been very different. The NEW M&M... At first I hoped it would follow the path of an episode that I loved: "Vince takes a Bath" because it highlighted Melissa's physical comedy powers but it included the whole family as well. That's not exactly what we're getting now.
What we're seeing this season is Molly with supporting cast. One physical gag after another won't hold a show together, I'm sorry to say. I love that she quit her job to be a writer, it opens things up for her. (I quit my day job to write full time so I totally relate to the stress/freedom and sheer opportunity...but reality does set in and I hope they get there).
This episode was Molly attacking a beeping smoke detector (yep, we've all been there but it'd still be even funnier with mom and sis sitting there drinking wine and mocking Molly's stress over it...) I hope M&M finds the balance of adding more physical comedy but keeping all the great sub plots/supporting characters in the mix.
Now, the teasers for the episode had remarks about 50 shades of grey. LOL. OMG...really, she writes something a little hot (I write erotic romance and some of those words for 'boner' would never be in anything published--newbie lol!) but most of it was about coffin surfing/touching dead people. The previews are off as well. If you want good erotic romance stuff...follow me on facebook https://www.facebook.com/cheryldragonauthor and twitter @cheryldragon
Honestly, I was SOOO excited Molly might be following my life of writing hot stuff but she didn't. She could go to a BDSM shop/info/demo OR a group about polyamory....NO she was poking dead people. No erotic romance pub I know touches necrophilia...wow. Seriously, getting high with her sister is kind of funny but a weird pairing with kinky sex.
I guess I had more to say than I thought :D I still love the show. Swoosie Kurtz is so damn funny and Mike's mom Peggy is just like the old ladies in any good Chicago neighborhood. Tough, mouthy...God fearing but can lie to a priest without blinking!! Love Carl's Grandma too! Where is she??
This is one of the most diverse sitcoms out there. Black, white, old, young, wine and pot! Bring back Harry, and we've got straight AND gay! I loved that twist (last season) of his coming out late in life. A gay man struggling with his weight and coming out...his friends are unbelievably supportive--this could be a really sweet sub plot. Where was that all men's OA meeting? He took Mike there once ;) It could be really cute (especially now that IL has made gay marriage legal...can you imagine Vince at a gay wedding????). Sorry, my writer got loose for a minute there...
Truly, I hope they don't toss away the diversity that is Chicago and the loving acceptance that is part of Mike & Molly for pure physical comedy!! The show might be finding it's way to a new balance so I'm hanging in there...