On one hand, some that have sampled the show despite its misleading title find the interactions between the principals borderline offensive. Cougar Town is no different in this regard. Where it differs from other hang-out shows is when it examines just how likeable the Cul-de-Sac Crew is supposed to be.
The season finale of Cougar Town had the feel of a show not sure whether it was staying or leaving — the title card even said as much. He is, after all, the only one we ever see spending time at work. He wants privacy in the mornings and when he reads, but finding it can be hard when Jules has provided everyone in the neighborhood with a key to their home.
Critics say Courteney Cox is a good actress, but even she can't make the stale, raunchy humor of Cougar Town - which premieres tonight - work. Unless, of course, viewers, like Cox's character, tend to think with their "coochie cooch. In tonight's premiere, Cox plays Jules, a recently-divorced Florida real estate agent who lives with her teenage son Travis Dan Byrd.
In approaching Cougar Town 2. Less funny, lacking heart, straining its characters? Not the Cougar Town you once knew, loved, and quoted incessantly to the point of warranting intervention? What if its relocation to basic cable compels Cougar Town to go overboard with more adult material?
The show follows a recent divorcee named Jules Cox who, after a bitter divorce, tries to jump back into the dating pool in an effort to make up for lost years. In the beginning of the season Jules dates much younger guys and tries to party like she did in her 20s. But as the season progresses, Jules starts to date men closer to her age, worries less about her wrinkles and finds herself struggling with deeper issues of aging not popularly associated with the word cougar.
Apparently, the creators haven't seen Wednesday night's premiere episode because if there's anything else here, it must be encoded and invisible to the naked eye. Cox's character, Jules, nominally sells real estate, but as far as we can tell, thinks and talks only about her sex life - or, since her divorce five months ago, her lack of one. She discusses it with her best friend, Ellie Christa Miller.
Previouslyit ran for three seasons on ABC. The show initially centered around Jules Cobb Coxa newly divorced year-old mother who tries to get back into the dating game after being out of it for 18 years. However, after roughly five or six episodesthis premise was dropped.
Her life was a series of one-night-stands and short-term but often not monogamous affairs. Jules is recently divorced, having been married to her high school sweetheart for years. Since Jules has been out of the dating loop for a while, she's pretty clueless when it comes to She phones her friends in the middle of dates to ask them how to behave and what to do.
Cougar Town. And, you know what? Many of my friends are ish women, a number single and dealing with the frustrations of dating, some involved with younger men.