Back to You

Season 1 Episode 3

The First Supper

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Oct 03, 2007 on FOX
8.2
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When Chuck runs into Kelly and Gracie having dinner at a restauraunt, he awkwardly joins them for a meal; Montana struggles to get over a cheating boyfriend she learns about live on air.

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  • oh dear

    3.1
    Being away, I missed the first two episodes, and naturally, I'm sure, like many who've tuned in, I'm a big Frasier fan. And there's the problem - you can't but compare it to the sharp-as-a-tack writing and spot-on performances (of the leads particuarly) in Frasier.



    Kelsey Grammer is perfectly fine, but compared to Dr Crane, nothing beyond acceptable sit-com fare. He struggles against clunky, very, very obvious script.



    The plot section about the young, fat, office manager drooling over the weather girl was the point at which I gave up.



    Back to You is I'm sorry to say, just t funny enough for me to bother watching again...moreless
  • This series with great promise continues to miss more and more each week. Outside of the two principals, the cast in almost entirely stereotyped unfunny characters. This is not getting any bettermoreless

    4.9
    In this episode Chuck and Kelly have dinner with their daughter, she still not knowing she is a Darling. These scenes were okay. The rest of the show was a mess. Montana has to be the worst, shallowest character in sitcom history. What were they thinking? Ryan as the producer is so predictable and his scenes with Montana were not funny. Fred Willard was funnier on Raymond. Gary has potential but overall, there was maybe one laugh out loud moment in this "comedy". Kelsey Grammar and Patricia need to turn up their game in order to compensate for this horrendous supporting cast.moreless
  • Getting better....... only just.

    7.5
    Though the main storylines of this show revolve around Kelsey's and Patricia's characters Chuck and Kelly it's nice to have a cut off storyline involving other characters of the show rather than have them pop in now and again interrupting the main characters. So though we still have the storyline with Chuck and Kelly at each other throats arguing over Gracie Kelly's daughter we had a two really funny sideline stories with Montana learning she has been dumped live on air with Ryan the station manager having a secret crush on Montana and trying to get her over her break-up, plus we had Marsh helping Gary to become an anchorman with an hilarious outcome.



    As I said it's getting better but will never be another sitcom classic like Frasier or Everybody Loves Raymond.moreless
  • OMG... It's draining the life out of me!

    6.0
    Had I not watched the show "Frasier", I would definitely give this show a higher rating. Well, the plots and settings are reasonably okay, right? However, I can't help but feel that Chuck Darling is just another version of Frasier Crane. Let's face it, Kelsey Grammer moves, talks and dresses exactly alike in both the shows. His fans would certainly welcome this, but doesn't this also make the show a little less unique and interesting.



    Although, this is a comedy, I feel that there are certain details that should look realistic. For instance, news anchors are supposed to be confident, elegant, witty, charismatic and articulate in front of the camera. I do not mean to be critical, but do you really think Marsh (and Chuck) portrays these well enough?



    If you missed "Frasier", "Back to You" is the show for you. As for me, it's getting on my nerve.moreless
  • A little better than the last episode.

    7.1
    So far I'm quite pleased to see that "Back to You" has steadily been improving creatively week to week - although you'd expect a comedy with a pedigree such as the one this show has to be hilarious from the beginning. Oh well, I'll take what I can get.



    This week was pretty fun. Chuck and Gracie bond a little over dinner but Chuck isn't quite ready for fatherhood yet. Ryan gives Montana a pep talk in the bathroom after she finds out her boyfriend cheated on her and almost gets a kiss. Once again, though, my favorite part of this episode was Gary, who is a fantastic supporting character. He cracks me up in every episode, and his constant snides at Montana are really funny (although they'd be offensive in real life). I hope the show continues its upward path over the next few episodes - so far, so good.moreless
Adam Busch

Adam Busch

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Tracey Costello

Tracey Costello

Hostess

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Maurice G. Smith

Maurice G. Smith

Stage Manager

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  • QUOTES (4)

    • Ryan: Montana, you're too gorgeous and too smart to waste another second on this guy. Now one of us is putting this on and doing the weather tonight. (holds Montana's dress) Please do Pittsburgh a favor.

    • Kelly: You sure you don't want the chicken fingers?
      Gracie: Yeah.
      Kelly: Positive.
      Gracie: You always do this. If you want them, just get them.

    • Ryan: Montana, you're obviously a little stressed out here. What do you do to relax?
      Gary: Strangers.

    • Ryan: Montana, what happened?
      Montana: I just found out on-air that my boyfriend is cheating on me with a supermodel.
      Marsh: Oh really, I'm so sorry. I thought you and Jason were over. I saw him last week at the O bar with some dirty tramp in fishnets.
      Montana: That was me.
      Marsh: I don't think so. This one was real sloppy. She kept hanging on her friend, so leathery gargoyle in a leopard pantsuit.
      Montana: My mother was in town.
      Marsh: And the petite young lady in the capri pants and the summer hat?
      Montana: My brother.
      Marsh: Oh come on, what are you, circus people?

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic - První večeře (First Dinner)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: February 6, 2008 on Network 10
      India: March 20, 2008 on Zee Cafe
      Denmark: April 18, 2008 on TV3+
      United Kingdom: June 25, 2008 on More4
      Israel: November 10, 2008 on HOT3
      Czech Republic: April 15, 2009 on Prima COOL

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