Bastet February 20, 2015 Share February 20, 2015 (edited) Yeah, I was out after that whole Jim/Sam nonsense. But, up until then, it definitely fit this category for me. I don't believe in any of the things that formed the foundation of the series, but I set that aside because it was a pleasant way to spend an hour -- the characters were all nice, well-intentioned people without being sickly sweet, and unraveling the spirit's story made for a nice mystery. Reba is the first show that came to mind upon seeing the thread title. While I think Reba McEntire has a great singing voice, I think she's a fairly bad actor, and the only other cast member I recognized was Christopher Rich, from his annoying role on Murphy Brown. So the cast didn't draw me in, and the basic plot summary sure didn't -- woman's teenaged daughter gets knocked up at the same time as her husband's mistress, so the teens get married and have a baby and the husband divorces the wife and marries the mistress. They all live on top of each other, and wacky hijinks ensue. But I wound up watching it (in syndication) while home sick, and laughed my ass off, so I started recording it after I was well. I only like the first four seasons, but I like them so much I bought them on DVD. Barbara Jean and Van, the two characters I probably would have liked least on paper, turned out to be my favorites. The show could definitely be hokey, and the retooling after season one was much needed, but it was a funny show, and did a nice job finding humor in the particular difficulties faced by blended families. The various relationships being so well done is what surprised me most of all. Edited February 20, 2015 by Bastet 4 Link to comment
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