MR. SUNSHINE “Pilot” Advance Review

MR. SUNSHINE "Pilot" Episode 1 (Series Premiere) - ABC introduces a new comedy in Cougar Town‘s place tonight with MR. SUNSHINE, in which Matthew Perry stars as Ben Donovan, the sarcastic, self-absorbed manager of the San Diego Sunshine Center sports arena who uses his fortieth birthday as a springboard to notice the world and people around him and maybe bring a little, yes, sunshine into his closed-off life.

Mr. Sunshine plays directly to Matthew Perry’s strengths: with his snark and patented pained expressions, Ben in the pilot is essentially a forty year old Chandler if he hadn’t had his friends. That is a double-edged sword because while Perry plays this character well, there is a been there done that quality to it, so I hope the premise that Ben is going to evolve and redeem himself holds, leading to a less Chandler-esque character. Read More...


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