Cougar Town

Season 1 Episode 6

A Woman In Love (It's Not Me)

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Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Oct 28, 2009 on TBS
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Josh tells Jules he's in love with her, and Jules decide it's time to break things off with him. Unfortunately Jules is not good in ending relationships, but her friends Laurie and Ellie walk her through it. Meanwhile, the guys Bobby, Grayson and Andy hit the links with money and pride on the line.moreless

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  • For some reason when Josh tells Jules he loves her she has to break up with him. Ellie and Laurie stay on her until she finally goes through with the breakup. Bobby is having financial troubles and sets up a golf game with Grayson to win some cash.moreless

    7.5
    I still don't follow all the really low scores this show is getting on the whole but I have to admit this is the worse episode so far. It started out with some great promise but sort of fell apart as it moved along.



    The two main stories this week are about Josh and Jules breaking up and Bobby and Grayson playing golf.



    Some of the early bits with the "boat sale" and the going to the party with Josh's buddies were OK. Then we were forced to go off the deep end. Jules goes to a party with all of Josh's friends and she really thinks there is nothing more than a fling going on with Josh. Not a very realistic viewpoint on the relationship. Not that I'm claiming reality from a TV sitcom.



    Next she tells him that he can't fall in love with her! OK, what is the number one way to get a young guy to fall for you. Tell him he can't! It's a self fulfilling prophecy. The whole story was sort of strange and a little lame as there was a lot of mugging and posing for the camera going on. Also what was with the three seconds and then spit chocolate candy thing?



    The secondary story involving Bobby and Grayson wasn't much better as Bobby is having financial difficulties. OK, we saw all the little bits with the old buddy from college, the money, the stealing the clubs, trying to play with the miniature clubs, and finally victory. When at the end we see him react to Jules giving him encouragement so now he thinks he has a chance with her again? Where does that come from! He's less mature than Josh and twice his age. Not a good direction for the show as his character is more annoying than a good comic foil.



    I guess Jules isn't much of a Cougar if she isn't prowling around town looking for prey. :) So for the sake of the log term storyline they needed to break up Jules and Josh. Up to this point the story has been pretty light hearted and this week it got a little too weak and strained for my taste. Still not a terrible episode just not up to the ones that came before. Let's hope for better next week. Thanks for reading...moreless
  • Above average.

    6.7
    This wasn't a bad offering of Cougar Town, not bad at all. That being said, it wasn't the groundbreaking comedy as hyped by the media. Courtney Cox's acting still looks unrealistic, and mediocre at best. The supporting cast aren't talented enough to overshadow Cox's weakness. There were some positive aspects which I can think of in this installment. Certain scenes were actually funny, and a well sequenced storyline was evidently there.



    Cougar Town can certainly develop into a decent comedy primarily because it the acting and writing that are suspect, and the concept is certainly solid. They need to minimize on forced bits like Andy being an ass-kisser trying to pin up a photo of Bobby all the time, or Laurie trying to overdo the blonde stereotype.



    Nevertheless, this was a decent episode.moreless
  • They hit the nail on the head with this one!

    9.0
    For the first time, I wasn't disappointed b this show. The episode was by far the best one yet, and I think that the show has proven that it has some great potential, by producing this great episode.



    I actually found myself laughing at several points throughout this episode, which was a nice change, and I think they really executed this storyline perfectly and well, and I thoroughly enjoyed it!



    It is definitely a huge jump on last week, and basically ever other episode, but I hope we continue to go uphill from here!



    Overall, I would highly recommend this episode to everybody, as it is the first real good episode of the show, and I absolutely loved it!moreless
  • Um.

    4.0
    Okay, this was a little bit better than last week's travesty, but not by much. What I did like was the side storyline with Travis being attracted to Laurie, and the reactions to it by both Laurie, who asked Jules if she wanted her to take his virginity, and by Jules herself to it. This is the first time Dan Byrd has shown some personality on the show, and yes he still tries to impersonate Michael C. Hall, but I suppose that's a pretty good actor to model yourself after.



    Laurie is starting to grow on me a bit too. Busy Phillipps is doing a good job with the character.moreless
  • Well, a little better this time around, but my God, some of these characters get under my skin like leprosy.

    8.0
    After last week's episode, I felt like I was wasting a half hour of my life every single time I watched this show.. I spent a little time away from it AGAIN, and now, it doesn't feel quite as bad. However, there's some characters in the show that just annoy me whenever they speak.



    I still somewhat enjoy Jules, despite her tendency to appear on speed, and Travis, Grayson and Andy actually make me laugh on occasion, but the rest of the cast can get fired for all I care. They're not that funny, and their lines are delivered in such a forced manner, although that could probably be pegged on the writing.



    Tonight had some funnier than usual jokes and a pretty funny recurring vignette with Andy trying to hang up a picture of Bobby.. I don't know why I found it so funny, but there's just something about Andy that makes me laugh.



    However, every moment Barb is in the show ruins it more for me. She's creepy, not funny. Regardless, this is a step up from last week, where I was seriously considering just saying goodbye to this show forever.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • QUOTES (4)

    • Bobby: That's the swing Gladys. Way to make that fake hip your bitch!

    • Laurie: There's nothing in your purse except three hundred dollars.
      Jules: That's five hundred, that's my half of a stupid bet Bobby made.
      Laurie: No, this feels like three hundred. My brother sold pot for six years.

    • Laurie: When I want to end it with a guy, I sleep with his best friend... or brother. Brothers are good because if the guy was hot, chances are the brother is too. Best friends are a crap shoot.

    • Ellie: You totally had sex last night.
      Jules: How'd you know?
      Ellie: I'm your best friend, I know these things, plus there's a condom wrapper on your back.
      Jules: Oh, is it just the one?
      Ellie: Good god, Jules.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Zamilovat se zakázáno (Fall in Love Forbidden)

    • Featured Music:
      "Twisty Twisty" by Zach Deputy
      "Don't Give Up" by The Whitest Boy Alive
      "Stolen" by Dashboard Confessional
      "Drift" by Mezzanine Owls

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: October 28, 2009 on Citytv
      Norway: February 1, 2010 on TVNorge
      Australia: March 18, 2010 on Channel 7
      Latin America: March 18, 2010 on Sony Entertainment Television (a.k.a. Canal Sony)
      Sweden: March 30, 2010 on Kanal 5
      United Kingdom: April 13, 2010 on Living TV
      Finland: September 16, 2010 MTV3
      Czech Republic: March 5, 2011 on ČT1

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