That was like one of my top 5 shows in 2001.
I actually cried tears of joy during the labor of my first child when my epidural kicked in and I was able to enjoy my Italian Ice (which, incidentally, I no longer eat due to the copious amount I regurgitated during and immediately following the labor and delivery of aforementioned child), Survivor, and Friends (obviously, this all went down on a Thursday).
But, as one of the arguably best shows ever produced for TV is no longer with us (except in reruns which are good to catch when it's raining, and the kids are staying at Mimi's house, and Hubby is away on travel, and, when is this scenario going to present itself again already?), I have moved on to various new diversions.
I can name something worth watching for nearly every night of the week.
For example, tonight is Sunday, and if you are like me and you'd rather spend your evening puking your dinner into the toilet (which I'm gonna have to seriously consider if I don't start losing some weight around here) than watch football, you would be watching The Amazing Race (which premiers next Sunday).
Or, let's talk about Tuesday. Tuesday is 90210 night.
Or, Wednesday. Wednesday is almost like my new Thursday. I'm looking into a new show called Cougar Town (since, were it not for the little issue of me being married, I'm certain I would easily fall into the life of a Cougar). Looks like a winner in my book, Courtney Cox (Friends, of course) as a cougar, can't possibly be wrong.
Wednesday is also America's Next Top Model night on the CW (which is quickly becoming my favorite channel even though I distinctly recall a point in my life when I vowed to NEVER tune in to anything airing on it. Old age=lower standards apparently).
Anyway, thank goodness for Tivo because competing for AMT's 8 o'clock spot in my heart is So You Think You Can Dance on Fox, which is followed by another one of my new high school set faves, Glee.
Please tell me you've watched this show. It's SO worth it if for no other reason than the Acafellas. Awe. Some.
And then Thursday. The night notoriously labeled as the best night for TV (see, more evidence that Friends was dope, it aired on Thursdays).
Thursday is Survivor, The Office, and Vampire Diaries (give it up for high school and the CW!).
But, Mondays for me are slow, at least until the Bachelor comes back.
Dancing with the Stars sucks.
I missed the boat on Gossip Girl, which is too bad because it seems like my kinda gig.
So, I'm in the market for something new on Mondays and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Accidentally on Purpose, starring my girl, Jenna Elfman, will work out for me.
I know I talked about this show previously, but now that I've read the book the show is based on (very nice coming of age/self revelation memoir written by Mary Pols), and had the opportunity to talk to Mary (the author), Jenna (the star), and Claudia Lonow (the writer), on the phone I am 100% gonna watch this show.
I loved getting the opportunity to talk to the three ladies
I'm a huge fan of books made into shows/movies anyway (Harry Potter, Twilight, Vampire Diaries, True Blood, could go on since it's sorta my thing, but I'll stop since it's probably not yours), so for me it was natural to seek out the book behind the show when I heard there was one for Accidentally on Purpose.
I really enjoyed it. It was touching, honest, witty, and charming. I felt connected to both of the main characters, alternating from being pissed at Matt one moment, to defending him against Mary the next.
The book, though, is nothing like the show.
There's no way Mary's story could truly be made into a sitcom, so Claudia took the premise (older chick gets knocked up by young, nearly unemployed, hot guy) and focused on the comical aspects of that (and there are quite a few).
And it looks like a hit to me!
I realize that I'm no trained critic here (I mean I picked Lipstick Jungle and Privileged as bigger winners), but trust me on this one. If you are looking for a new, witty, funny show about love and family and friendship then Accidentally on Purpose is really worth a try.
If nothing else, Jenna Elfman is cute,
Jon Foster is cute (sorta in that dorky-quirky-he's-sweet-and-he-totally-makes-me-laugh kinda way),
and Dancing with the Stars is so NOT cute, that you might as well try to find something else to fill your I-hate-Monday-Night-football blues.
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