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Cougar Town 2.12 "A Thing About You" Review

Thanks to President Obama's admittedly moving speech in Tuscon last week, Cougar Town was given the shaft of preemption. I'm not really sure if that alters the season as a whole, but I read a few places about a winter finale cliffhanger of sorts -- remember, the series is going away for a while so Matthew Perry can do his thing on Mr. Sunshine -- so it will be interesting to see if there is any shuffling in the next few weeks. Nevertheless, though I wouldn't say "A Thing About You" was an episode worth the extra week of waiting, it was still a fairly enjoyable effort.

"A Thing About You" seems more interested in exploring some of the sweeter moments between these usually hilarious characters. This episode is certainly funny in spots, but it, for whatever reason, lacks the usual constant stream of LOL moments. That's fine. One of the biggest criticisms that I hear about Cougar Town is that the characters aren't real people or they act too cartoonish and while I don't see that as an awful thing at all times, there is definitely truth to that. Therefore, it is nice to have an effort like this one that is more dedicated to refreshing some of the relationships and the partnerships of the characters, which will presumably make the hilarious moments later even more hilarious. Read More...


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