#Rocktober30 volume -01: Cougar Town

This month (well, officially next month) I turn 30. To mark such a remarkable event, I’m spending every day of October drenched in awesome-sauce.

Today was a day in bed. Ahh, bed, the best place in the world to be. Keeping me company was Courtney Cox and her sitcom Cougar Town. I had never seen the show, and never had any interested in it whatsoever, but the fictional character Abed’s obsession with the show got me interested. Wouldn’t hurt to download the first season and give it a chance.

If one is looking for a show similar to the humour of Community, the show that inspired my taste test, you’d be disappointed. While Community is clever and absurd, Cougar Town is silly and ridiculous.

What I didn’t realize when I was downloading it was that Bill Lawrence created the show. Lawrence is also known for his previous sitcom Scrubs and what is perhaps the best television show in human history, Clone High. Scrubs is the better comparison to Cougar Town, while Scrubs was more clever it shares a style of humour that links the shows easily. The most obvious is that Christa Miller (wife of Lawrence) plays the exact same character in both shows… and you can add Clone High to that list. Jordan, Ellie, and Cleopatra might as well be the same character, and it scares me to think what Lawrence’s home life must be like if he continues writing the same scary-woman role for his wife.

It’s not as funny as Scrubs, but it’s good. Cox’s character is a tad annoying… most of the time, but that’s the downfall of having a series centred around her.

I am looking forward to the second series finalé where Sam Lloyd apparently reprises his role as Ted Buckland.

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