RAISING HOPE “Cheaters” Advance Review

RAISING HOPE "Cheaters" Season 1 Episode 18 – Ah, spring; when flowers and romance bloom-or at least try to. After a too-long hiatus, RAISING HOPE returns tonight to put its own spin on love in "Cheaters," which focuses on the romantic complications of Jimmy and Maw Maw.

Apparently you’re never too old for love or daycare, and that’s a very good thing. When Maw Maw starts going to Shelley’s with Hope, she meets Mel, played by the ever-funny Jerry Van Dyke (Coach) and begins a romance. Besides getting to see more of Shelley (She makes "slow comfortable poops"), which is awesome on its own, Cloris Leachman and Jerry Van Dyke have a delightful spark and I hope show creator Greg Garcia was serious when he said he wants to bring Van Dyke back.

The cliche true love never runs smoothly holds true for Jimmy who’s still waiting on the sidelines for Sabrina to look at him as more than a friend. When he thinks he finds an opening and tries to take advantage, hijinks–of course–ensue. Because he’s usually nice to a fault where Sabrina is concerned, it’s fun to see him scheme a bit and we also get an unexpected and very welcome callback to a prior episode and see a new side of Wyatt, who is the funniest he’s ever been. He and Jimmy play surprisingly well off each other during a great car scene. Read More...



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