Tonight Fox premieres its newest comedy I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER starring Jaime Pressly. I Hate My Teenage Daughter is a half hour comedy revolving around two women Annie (Pressly) and Nikki (Katie Finneran), both single mothers who have a definite love/hate relationship with their daughters Sophie and MacKenzie. Sophie and MacKenzie are both pretty, popular, and stuck up bitches, all the things that Annie and Nikki were not in high school and apparently always wanted to be. Unfortunately, their hangups about high school result in an overwhelming need for acceptance from their young girls and an almost total lack of parenting. I believe it is upon this premise that the show is supposed to get its laugh. For me, however, that part was just cringe worthy.

I had almost written the show off when after about 10 minutes, an actual funny joke was made about Kentucky Fried Chicken. That is when I realized that the show is actually funny and works best when it is not involving the actual subject/title of the show, sort of like Cougar Town. Annie’s ex, Matt (Eric Sheffer Stevens) and Nikki’s ex Gary (Chad Coleman) were by far my favorite characters. A runner up was Matt’s somewhat uptight and aloof lawyer brother, Jack (Kevin Rahm). All three of those characters brought more comedic relief and less awkwardness to the show. Let’s face it. No one wants to watch 30 minutes of adult women wishing they were their teenage daughters. Read More...



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