If You Haven't Already, Give Cougar Town Another Shot


Once upon a time, Cougar Town was a superficial show starring Courteney Cox as a lonely fortysomething who pranced around and roped in younger men with her low-cut tank tops and tales of “life experience.” Then she happened upon her similarly-aged neighbor, Grayson (Josh Hopkins), and the show evolved into a legitimate, feel-good sitcom. No, really. I’m not kidding.

Cougar Town is a great show, and it showed no signs of a sophomore slump in Wednesday’s Season 2 premiere. A few inside jokes from the first season (i.e., finger guns, Penny Can) returned, the gang got right to work in creating a few new ones (movie-title mashups FTW!), and the plot contained just the right amount of sentimentality. The episode also set up a few key things that, presumably, Season 2 will explore: Jules and Grayson getting serious, Travis going off to college, Bobby dealing with his feelings for Jules, and Laurie dealing with being the youngest member of her group of friends.

Plus, Jennifer Aniston was there, being all sassy. As overexposed as I think she is, it’s hard to deny her on-screen chemistry with Cox. They know what they’re doing together, and she was pretty funny as Jules’ weird therapist. Cougar Town is, quite simply, the latest physical manifestation of whatever goes on in Bill Lawrence’s brain. And judging from Spin City and Scrubs, his brain seems like a pretty fun place.

If you hate Cox, I can’t help you. But if all you hate is the name of the show, join the club. Cox herself said the title is really stupid, so get over it and tune in—what else were you planning to watch after Modern Family, anyway?

What did you think of the Season 2 premiere?


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I have to say that this show has grown into a load of fun with a nice amount of endearing :)
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Heh i loved in the title screen how it said "(still) Cougar Town" :D
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I liked the first episodes, but I don't care anymore. The jokes aren't that funny and Cox is performing in a very unrealistic way. So I don't watch this show anymore.
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As atjp says, its a pleasant enough show.
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I liked it, it wasn't one of the better episode, but it was still funny.
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I love this show! The episodes are consistently hilarious and all the actors are delightful! I'm not a big fan of Jennifer Aniston though...
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I liked it...
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I actually liked it last night. I stopped watching last season it just got so stupid. Last night was good and funny and great seeing Courtney and Jen together again.
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This show is awful, and I like Courtney Cox. It's just badly wrote and acted. It's like they asked a bunch of grade school kids to write a sitcom about adults. Does that sound like a good idea?
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I love this show because it has these quirky characters, who are all sooooooo

lovable and funny. I wish that Aniston hadn't been on the show AT ALL , especially

the first show of the season, but there you are. Her non-talent and smarmy ways

are just too irritating and creepy. All the regular cast are, and will contine to be, simply wonderful, especially Courtney Cox. I look forward to watching every CT episode, as well as those other two marvelous shows on Wednesday, The Middle and Modern Family.
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I enjoy it! If you don't like Cox, then watch because of the rest of the crew. I enjoy the weirdness so much! I would make time for this, no time is too valuable, but that is my opinion...
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Sorry. My time is too valuable...
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worst sitcom on tv
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It's not bad at all. Not the funniest thing out there but pleasant enough; I chuckled and even caught myself laughing out loud a few times. I like Jules and am very happy that she doesn't remind me of Monica in any way.
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Now in the title of the show appear (still) Cougar Town, which is pretty funny.
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I'm still not interested. I don't hate Cox, per se, but I don't care to see her on a weekly basis.
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