The half-hour comedy tells the story of a very, very drawn-out divorce. Sarah Jessica Parker will play one half of the divorced couple, Frances, a woman who suddenly reassesses her life and marriage to Robert (played by Thomas Haden Church), and realizes that a fresh start is much harder than she thought.
Can I give minus stars? It's awful, just awful. Sharon Horton has written (just from the Pilot episode) a terrible supposed-to-be-comedy filled with the most unlikeable one-dimensional characters. Where is the funny? Even as a drama, I loathe it. That's 30 minutes I'll never get back and I was really looking forward to this show. UGH, what a disappointment!
I suppose some shows need a few episodes for everyone to settle in but this was so obnoxious, I just don't see it getting any better... :/
I am so thoroughly disappointed in this show. I expected so much more from it. May not be so terrible if Thomas Haden Church and Molly Shannon weren't in it...but idk....even then it would still probably suck.
Ever see a bad marriage? If you haven't known a lot of dysfunctional couples, you might think this new SJP-driven program is depressing. It IS one of the most realistic portrayals of a crumbling marriage I've seen & I've seen a LOT of crappy couples. They can be cruel. They nitpick. They play games and lie and project and point fingers. Most eventually "learn to laugh to keep from crying," especially when there are good friends to share "war stories" about the range of subtle to ridiculous to extreme acts of contempt and the moments of annoyance between man and wife. SJP, Church, and supporting cast are fantastic depicting these scenes. From my perspective, they're spot-on real & TV desperately needs that (and not more "reality") right now. Crossing my fingers that the writing will stay this good. The creator, Sharon Horgan, has another hit about new love called Catastrophe & true to form, it's hilariously realistic as well. I hope this will grow on the viewers & be around for a while!