Love that the show is showing the wise mom putting boundaries on the kids (and on her own mom) and guiding them in making right choices. Good to see the contrast between conservative values (Reba) and skewed values (Malibu-ites) which is missing in most shows these days. Love that she tells her kids what is not allowed when hanging out with a boyfriend/girlfriend, but is not portrayed in other shows. The writers of MC are very creative, so they should be able to write the second season without PG-L and PG-D. Warning to parents, the show is really PG-14 for those who have higher standards than the typical teenager (and Lillie Mae) these days.
Reba is trying to reinvent herself in the same vain as her previous show Reba. I love Reba but not this show. Mostly it's because of theme weeks that get too preachy, but it's trying its best I suppose. Guest stars are great, like Enrico Colantoni and James Patrick Stuart, but otherwise I don't much care for anyone else in the main cast (though thanks to Fox and the Hound 2 and its review by Nostalgia Chick, I now think of her as Reba McEnterrier).
Reba's back to comedy TV with a new story and a new cast of characters! Obviously trying to recreate the success of her WB sitcom, "Reba," the pilot episode of "Malibu Country" has shown to me that she still has that comic edge to her. Paired with the talents of Lily Tomlin who plays her mother, this new show is promising to be a barrel of laughs! I can't wait for the next episode. No matter what anyone says, one thing is certain:
Reba McEntire has returned, and there ain't nothing gonna stop her!