RAISING HOPE “Romeo and Romeo” Advance Review

RAISING HOPE "Romeo and Romeo" Season 1 Episode 12 – I’ve missed this show: from Maw Maw’s senility and Burt’s non sequiturs to Jimmy’s sweetness and baby Hope’s priceless expressions (not to mention anything and everything Martha Plimpton-related), Raising Hope was just humming along, making me laugh, until it went away for a two month holiday hiatus. Thankfully it’s back tonight with the "Romeo and Romeo" episode where Jimmy makes a new single dad friend, much to Virginia’s dismay.

Sabrina is worried about Jimmy not having any friends, so she finds him a hot prospect in another single dad (guest star Brandon T. Jackson), but getting acquainted is never that simple and there are great scenes with Jimmy trying to introduce himself and when his home’s lack of modern technology almost does him in. Things get even more interesting when it turns out Virginia knows Justin’s mom.

There is a hilariously inspired dinner scene that flashes between Jimmy and Justin’s families eating dinner in their respective homes. The editing is terrific and I love the contrast (and especially the similarities) between the two meals. Just as good is the climactic dinner scene where things take an unexpected turn. Read More...



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