After snagging Emmy gold for her portrayal of Molly on 'Mike & Molly' (Mon., 9:30PM ET on CBS), there's a good chance a lot of new eyes will be checking Melissa McCarthy's work on the show's second season premiere. It doesn't hurt that it's airing after the rebooted 'Two and a Half Men,' coming off a record debut last week.
As expected, McCarthy is endearing and delightful, even if the show around her remains fairly standard sitcom fare. It's certainly pleasant enough, with enough fun laughs along the way. And it stays true to the characters, without avoiding the fact that they're plus-sized people.
When Mike and Molly fight, Molly resorts to pancakes to battle her frustrations. It's a struggle with food and emotions that many people can relate to, and that's part of what makes 'Mike & Molly' so believable, even when they manage to resolve all their problems in 22 minutes each week.