'Cougar Town' Season 5 premiere: 'All or Nothing' feels a little closer to nothing

Five seasons in, "Cougar Town" has officially settled into its formulaic groove - for better or worse.During its Season 5 premiere on Tuesday (Jan. 7), it's second season on new network TBS, fans of the Cul-de-Sac Crew got exactly what they've come to expect: A goofy mixture of jokes of the long-running inside and meta varieties, with a final act that exhibits some actual emotion and sentiment. And while that formula has proven a winning one for the last four seasons, it all feels a little hollow here.The A-story, which follows Courteney Cox's Jules as she struggles to accept Travis (Dan Byrd) and Laurie's (Busy Phillips) new relationship, goes through the usual motions. There's the requisite creepy comments from Jules regarding, oh you know, her son, which goes so far as to actually have her (accidentally) touch a part of his body that kicks that Oedipal thing into hyperdrive. But the denouement fails to resonate....



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