CBS Mondays at 830pm
â€œA comedy about a single mother and owner of a “30-minute workout gym” who is the portrait of the new American mom, albeit with some unflinchingly candid points of view. For her, every day is an adventure, but life is made easier due to the fantastic relationship she shares with her ex-husband. However, everything changes when her ex’s new, younger girlfriend enters the picture, instantly complicating her lifeâ€
Thanks to the Internet and CBS, I was able to watch a full episode of this classic sitcom over the weekend. Finally, there is something to look forward to on Monday nights. Itâ€™s a freeking miracle. Mondayâ€™s, up until now, have been famous for god-awful television. Itâ€™s bad enough we have to go back to work, fight traffic, and deal with the mundane on Mondayâ€™s. Now after dinner and the dishes are done, I have something to watch without having to think, while curled up on my sofa.
First of all, Julia Louie Dreyfus, who plays the lead character of Christine (Emmy Award winner, and famous for her role as Elaine on Seinfeld), has never looked more fabulous. Second, the character Christine is a divorced single mother with the proverbial foot in mouth curse, a role well scripted as if it were meant specifically for Julia Louis Dreyfus. The lines arenâ€™t exactly brilliant, but her delivery sure is. Third, the facial expressions and physical comedy that only Julia can deliver make the show what it is. When she laughs, you laugh. Her hair and breasts, which are used as props, could be cast members themselves.
The sitcom is filled with light-hearted humor, poking fun of relationships, marriage, divorce, exâ€™s, raising kids, running a business, being a semi-boozehound, dealing with â€œmeanie momsâ€ in snotty private schoolsâ€¦ya know, the things we can all relate to.
I canâ€™t believe this show has been out for so long, and I am just now discovering it. Do yourself a favour, watch this show TONIGHT! I know I will.