This show did not look like it would be anything like my usual television fare from the previews, but something about the commercials must have intrigued me. I found myself wanting to give it a chance. Well, I missed the first couple of episodes and then just didn't worry about catching this series after that.
Then one day I was on abc.com and thought I'd check out one of the episodes for free online. This episode, "The Affair" was my introduction to "Samantha Who?" And I must say my gut instinct that I should try watching this show was right! Despite being a little more girly than what a guy might typically like, the show has an undeniable charm. In this episode, Samantha is having an affair with an ex-boyfriend who is now involved with someone unstable. Because she is fooling around, she begins to suspect that her mother may be as well. Although having an affair is hardly a respectable thing to do, viewers can forgive Samantha because she used to be a terrible person and is trying to better herself in life one step at a time. And it helps that Christina Appelgate plays the part to perfection and hits all the right notes to make Samantha loveable even when she's messing up. This episode had some good laughs, and wasn't too hard to follow even if you haven't seen any of the other episodes. I've watched a few more since, and I must say these episodes are far funnier and more charming than the other reviews and ratings on TV.com imply. Even if this isn't a concept you would normally go for, give "Samantha Who?" a chance. It may win you over.