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    Mike & Molly

    Rather than start a new thread for this new tv show, I'm just going to post my thoughts here. I don't think the show will last long enough to merit its own thread.

    The show in question is Mike & Molly:

    I did not like it! The laughs seemed at their expenses versus with them. Even Mike's partner was constantly cutting fat jokes and they, to me, were not all that funny. Perhaps I'm alone in this few, but this show, was not a good one in attempts to portray people who are heavier as leads of a show.

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    Re: Fall 2010 Schedules

    Quote Originally Posted by canadian_angel;4065432;
    Rather than start a new thread for this new tv show, I'm just going to post my thoughts here. I don't think the show will last long enough to merit its own thread.

    The show in question is Mike & Molly:

    I did not like it! The laughs seemed at their expenses versus with them. Even Mike's partner was constantly cutting fat jokes and they, to me, were not all that funny. Perhaps I'm alone in this few, but this show, was not a good one in attempts to portray people who are heavier as leads of a show.
    Fat people making fat jokes; like they need to be constantly reminded. Please, fat people make jokes about skinny people.
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    Re: Mike & Molly

    Awww... I disagree with you both. I loved the show! I thought it was cute. I actually laughed out loud during some parts of it. I hope CBS keeps it around.
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    Re: Mike & Molly

    I was only half-paying attention (was doing some house stuff) but the parts I saw were okay. I like the sister. I'd check it out again.
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    Re: Mike & Molly

    I enjoyed it and also had a few LOL moments.

    Don't know that it was really necessary to make the sister a pot head and I was surprised at how old Swoozie Kurtz looks these days.

    I will watch again. I'll take M&M over Two and a Half Men any day!
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    Re: Mike & Molly

    Quote Originally Posted by Little Sew&Sew;4065999;
    I enjoyed it and also had a few LOL moments.

    Don't know that it was really necessary to make the sister a pot head and I was surprised at how old Swoozie Kurtz looks these days.

    I will watch again. I'll take M&M over Two and a Half Men any day!
    ITA - nothing can get me to change the channel faster than Charlie Sheen's voice. That show is unwatchable.

    I'll definitely watch this one again. Maybe there were too many fat jokes, but this was just the pilot. Plus, you expect a bit of that if they're attending OA meetings. I LOVE Melissa McCarthy. She makes everything she's in better.
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    Re: Mike & Molly

    I love Melissa McCarthy too. She plays her role very well, I'm just not sold on this yet and maybe that's because I used to be a big fatty. I'm hoping that the second episode will have significantly fewer fat jokes.

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    Re: Mike & Molly

    I liked it too. The laughing with them/laughing at them thing got a little too close to call, but then again, this is true in real life too when it comes to being overweight.
    I really liked both the characters. That's a big make it or break it thing with me in a TV show. I agree the story of their meeting was both sweet & funny. It was a refreshing change from the usual sitcom hookup-for-sex-meeting.
    I'll be watching next week.
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    Re: Mike & Molly

    I liked it, didn't love it, but I liked it. The network is patting themselves on the back for putting fatties on the air but instead of treating them like normal people we were hit over the head for the whole 23 mins with the fact that they are fat. I have eyes, I can see that they are fat... now what?
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    Re: Mike & Molly

    Me too - liked it, didn't love it, but will definitely watch it again next week.

    I expect the fattie jokes to subside once it hits it's stride and it's about 2 people as a couple and not 2 fat people as a couple.
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