It´s pilot pickup time, and the different networks have chosen the ones they are going to bet on. Some have better chances than others, some are just wishful thinking and some are the breakout hits looming in the cans. I am going to review one by one, and in some cases even adding some trailer videos.
Let´s start with the alphabet network: ABC.
ABC´s How to Live with Your Parents (For the rest of your life) Plot Synopsis
When you move in with your parents after your divorce, you tell yourself it’s not forever. Even if you’re living with crazy, you can survive it. Because, it’s only temporary. Polly (Sarah Chalke) is a single mom who’s been divorced for almost a year. The transition wasn’t easy for her, especially in this economy. So, like a lot of young people living in this new reality, she turned to her parents for a little help. Polly and her daughter Natalie have moved back home with her eccentric parents, Elaine (Elizabeth Perkins) and Max (Brad Garrett), a couple who are full of life, which seems to always collide with hers. And after a year, it kind of feels like a life sentence. Polly’s determined to be “the best single working mother in the Universe”, the mom she never had, and so far it hasn’t been a cakewalk. Polly and her parents look at life through two different lenses. Polly’s too uptight. Her parents are too laid back. Polly’s conservative when it comes to dating (no action, whatsoever), while her parents are still sexually adventurous. Polly’s trying to have perfect parenting skills, while her parents are more relaxed. They think Polly turned out okay, so what’s the big deal. Well, they say it takes a village to raise a child… and in Polly’s case, this village is on fire. But with help from her best friend Gregg (the one that got away) and her lovable yet irresponsible ex-husband Julian (the one who wants her back), Polly takes her first steps toward getting a life, starting with a social one.
ABC´s How to Live with Your Parents (For the rest of your life) trailer video
My verdict on How to Live with Your Parents (For the rest of your life):
The cast: Very solid selections: Sarah Chalke starring, and you know she´s adorable.
Then Elizabeth Perkins playing her mother, kind of a teen mom in the eighties.
If you add Brad Garrett as the mother´s boyfriend, Orlando Jones as a friend and Rachel Eggleston as the little kid, you know you have something there.
The plot: A similar concept to Retired at 35, but I´m sure the evolving of the story will lead nowhere near it.
The show will get the 8PM slot on Tuesdays, and, starting January 2013 will air to kick off Tuesdays comedy block.
I´m definitely going to watch the first three episodes and then make the call on wether to keep watching or not. But I have hopes for this one to be a keeper.
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