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1 hour ago, possibilities said:

Both Will and Angie had serious lovers, but without saying anything about it, those seem to have been dropped?

 

ETA: I'm referring to the pediatrician and the guy who dressed as Santa

Didn't the pediatrician dump him at that party where he was in the cellphone suit? I do think that Angie is still dating Brother from Champions, though.

 

I really like this show. The characters are so likeable and the kid are a bit much at points, but not obnoxiously so. It's warm and I do laugh out loud a couple of times each episode.

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I like it, too. I think I'm just in the mood for something that's not depressing, and this show is fundamentally populated by people who care about and are kind to each other. It's not like they don't have conflict, and they're certainly snarky. But it's playful, not cruel.

Though I admit, it does undermine that idea when they are randomly cruel to dude who wanted to join the group. Why can't they add someone? He seemed to be fitting in just fine. I don't care if the show wants to limit the number to the original group, but to introduce someone just to have the group be shitty to him is not really supporting what I like about the show.

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Really good episode, I loved how things went with the ex wife, and how things ended with her and Will. She isnt an awful person or anything, but she clearly doesent have the same prioritizes that Will does, and they just dont work as a couple. She really is weirdly both selfish and selfless at the same time. But some people are like that. Really giving and charitable to strangers, but put their own families on the back burner. 

I really cant tell if Will and Angie will hook up. Sometimes they seem to have a bit of romantic chemistry (and the ex saying that Angie sounded like his wife) other times they seem to have a platonic friendship. On the other hand, Douglas totally has a thing for Poppy, but not sure if she would be into him like that. I can get behind it though, I think they compliment each other really well, in a weird way. 

I am glad that I ended up sticking with this show, I enjoy it a whole lot. It makes me smile.

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19 hours ago, possibilities said:

Though I admit, it does undermine that idea when they are randomly cruel to dude who wanted to join the group. Why can't they add someone?

Come on -- it's MARK!!!  They established in a previous episode why Douglas hates Mark, and since he doesn't want Mark in, mark doesn't get in.  I think that Poppy was also happy that mark wasn't "on the grid"!

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On 1/24/2019 at 4:30 PM, Aileen said:

Didn't the pediatrician dump him at that party where he was in the cellphone suit? I do think that Angie is still dating Brother from Champions, though.

 

She told him to stop by later that night and bring the costume, so as of that episode, they were still together.

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Okay, as much as I would hate the twins, or actually their parent(s) in real life, I'm kinda loving them here.

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Yes, I loved the twins this week, from the oil changing to the reveal of the shed workshop to the way they both actually wanted to reconcile. I thought Will was a dumbass for not even trying to actually talk to them about what was happening, instead of just using gimmicks. I usually like Will, but that was just annoying.

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7 hours ago, possibilities said:

Yes, I loved the twins this week, from the oil changing to the reveal of the shed workshop to the way they both actually wanted to reconcile. I thought Will was a dumbass for not even trying to actually talk to them about what was happening, instead of just using gimmicks. I usually like Will, but that was just annoying.

I love the twins every week and especially love how they know how to do shit.

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I love the fact that “you guys can’t change the oil in my car” was actually the punishment. Followed by them changing Wills. 

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The twins' general confidence and competence make a good refutation of the helicopter parenting style, and I do appreciate that, even though Douglas is too hands off even for me most of the time.

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That was really good use of the twins this week, loved seeing how they are actually different kids, and have their own strengths, even if they still work better as a team. They cant change Douglas's oil in his car, but he didnt say anything about Wills car! 

Douglas's ridiculously long list of enemy's (including Siegfried, but NOT Roy) seriously cracked me up. 

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I love this show. The characters & the dialogue makes me laugh out loud every week .  Is there a season 2 ??  🙏 hope so!!!!!!!!

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14 hours ago, biakbiak said:

Baby Graham was particularly adorable.

I thought that was EXCELLENT casting.  They look exactly the same!

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5 hours ago, Whimsy said:

I thought that was EXCELLENT casting.  They look exactly the same!

They looked so much alike that I searched on line to see if perhaps it was a younger brother but apparently Tyler is the youngest in his family.

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On 1/31/2019 at 1:20 AM, possibilities said:

I thought Will was a dumbass for not even trying to actually talk to them about what was happening, instead of just using gimmicks. I usually like Will, but that was just annoying.

Yes, but that is so Will.  He is always a "gimmicks first" kind of guy.

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On 1/31/2019 at 3:00 PM, tennisgurl said:

That was really good use of the twins this week, loved seeing how they are actually different kids, and have their own strengths, even if they still work better as a team. They cant change Douglas's oil in his car, but he didnt say anything about Wills car! 

Douglas's ridiculously long list of enemy's (including Siegfried, but NOT Roy) seriously cracked me up. 

Agree on both points! I also thought it was pretty realistic, more so than this show's kid storylines have been so far.

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I binged this show recently, and once I realized the schtick is that the kids are basically 50-year-olds in 7-year-olds' bodies, I felt like I kind of got it.

All three storylines last night were kind of trying, though. 

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Poor Miggy, stuck being second, or third, choice for Pal-entines day. At least he and Will got to get their groove on towards the end. 

I thought this was another good use of the twins, and it was fun seeing most of the kids interact and try to help each other, in their quirky kid ways. 

The running Gotham jokes (which I am actually watching right now!) will never get old to me.

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Even as a young child I was uncomfortable about this holiday which is supposed to be about romantic love being forced on children in schools! I am Sort of surprised it’s still a thing that is done.

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Really liked Big Red in this episode, more than her previous appearances. I love Douglas, and I love his mid-century modern house. 

Will and Miggy's love for Rhythm of the Night was great - I'd be dancing right along with them!

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On 2/15/2019 at 3:27 AM, Gothish520 said:

Really liked Big Red in this episode, more than her previous appearances

Agreed. They are making her a bit more 3-dimensional which I like. And I am glad she is going away for 6 months. I think she is best in small doses. I assume Poppy/Douglas is endgame. Maybe they will get together just as Big red comes back and declares her love...that would be so cliche but it is a sitcom.

I like the twins when they are just being one of the kids, so this episode worked well for me. And Sophia's crush on Graham was an interesting development.

Apparently Angie is still with hot Santa, but can they throw in one line about the pediatrician and that it's over. Obviously it is, but I need that closure.

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On 2/15/2019 at 3:27 AM, Gothish520 said:

I love Douglas, and I love his mid-century modern house. 

I loved how he had his whole "Great Americans" set still on cassette...you know he's the kind of guy who would make absolutely no apology for not moving forward with technology.

I still feel like the show has no real overall plot. Like, they have their little storylines in each individual episode, but usually most sitcoms will have something overarching throughout an entire season. Other than them all struggling as single parents, there really is nothing emerging here.

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I still feel like the show has no real overall plot.

YES. I think that's why I can't really get into it and I think I'm out, even though I had high hopes and like most of the actors.

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15 hours ago, SnarkySheep said:

I still feel like the show has no real overall plot. Like, they have their little storylines in each individual episode, but usually most sitcoms will have something overarching throughout an entire season.

That's a relatively new thing.  Other than soaps, TV dramas and comedies tended to be self-contained episodes (such as the original Star Trek).  It wasn't until the 80's or so, when shows like Hill Street Blues started having on-going stories.  Story-lines in comedies came even later, although I can't remember off-hand the first comedies to have storylines.  

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First graders (or are they in 2nd grade?) "dating" is gross.  That's not how crushes work at that age. Sophie and Graham are acting in a manner that is much to close to adults' social behavior, as a response to their parents over-sharing of their personal lives.  And what Poppy is doing to Rory by making him her best friend is not healthy, either.  And Poppy shouldn't be so proud of the fact that Rory gets to insist on "Gucci down to his toes."  Kids shouldn't get every extravagant thing that they want.

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9 hours ago, ItCouldBeWorse said:

First graders (or are they in 2nd grade?) "dating" is gross.  That's not how crushes work at that age. Sophie and Graham are acting in a manner that is much to close to adults' social behavior, as a response to their parents over-sharing of their personal lives.  And what Poppy is doing to Rory by making him her best friend is not healthy, either.  And Poppy shouldn't be s proud of the fact that Rory gets to insist on "Gucci down to his toes."  Kids shouldn't get every extravagant thing that they want.

Yeah, none of that's healthy.

I think this show is written by people who don't have kids or don't know any kids because they're written as adults in little bodies. If they're in first grade or second grade or whatever then Graham should think girls are gross and Sophie should be into squishees and slime and such.

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9 hours ago, ItCouldBeWorse said:

Sophie and Graham are acting in a manner that is much to close to adults' social behavior

Every kid on the show is like that to me. I take it as some sort of conceit of the show; the heightened reality of the Single Parents universe in which they steer into the "overly wise/mature/flamboyant" cliches of child actors. None of these kids act like actual kids. 

(Or maybe that's just a thing I had to tell myself in order to get past that and try to enjoy the show because there's nothing else on for me at that time slot on Wednesdays.)

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Just now, rhys said:

I hate having kids grow up fast. Talks about first graders "dating" ugh.

I was engaged in nursery school.  His family moved so we never officially broke up, but I'm going to assume I'm free to move on.

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Maybe my friends and I were weird, but I very much remember having crushes and "dating" in first and second grade. My friends and I would gossip and pass notes about the boys we thought were cute, and we would go on "dates" by hanging out at the jungle gym for two minutes than running away to our friends to report back. None of really knew what dating actually was, so...

Douglas and Miggy are a fun combination, I always like when they get plots together. "Your father must be so disappointed" *Miggy nods sadly* "You have sports tattooed here. Thats a choice you made."

It was actually a good observation of Miggy that Poppy shouldn't be making fun of her exs girlfriends with Rory. Poppy and Rory are close, but she needs to set more boundaries with them,and her talking smack about all of his dads exs is just going to create problems. 

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