Friday, June 13, 2014

Y/Y Palooza #3

Around these here parts it’s FRIDAY. Woo Hoo! Just because My Sweet Hubby (MSH) and I are retired, it doesn’t mean we don’t celebrate this very-treasured Day of the Week. A combined ninety(90) years of JOY that it was Friday! (Yes—I’m including the fact that both of us started “working” at age 12. Which means MSH worked for 57 years before he retired, finally, last year. I’m also allowing for the years I took off to be a stay-at-home Mom for TLC, but including my graduate school years. Which means 33 years for moi.)

My Yeehaw for Y’all this Fabulous Friday is a TV show! (You knew it wasn’t going to be a recipe.)
Playing House. On the USA Network. This is probably and mostly going to be a “chick” kind of TV show. Although I honestly believe if I asked MSH to watch it, he’d find it funny, too.

The premise is Emma (played by Jessica St. Clair) moving in with Maggie (played by Lennon Parham) when Maggie is eight months pregnant with her first child. Maggie’s husband has had an online affair and they’re divorcing. Even though he is VERY sorry and actually doesn’t quite understand why they have to call it quits.

From the show’s website:

“Now on her own, without the security and comfort of their once-happy marriage, Maggie must learn to fight for herself. It helps that the brassy and bold Emma is around to push her and advocate for her, as well as bring out the fun-loving and mischievous side to Maggie that has been dormant for years. As she faces the aftermath of these recent events and moves forward, building her nest and her new family, Maggie embraces past misfortunes and mistakes and comes to understand that these things make her who she is, and that her life can still be the adventure that she wants it to be.”

I’ve seen seven shows (Without the commercials, they’re about 22 minutes in length, don’tchaknow…). I have LAUGHED OUT LOUD watching every single one of them. TLC and Little Leighton (LL) will be here this afternoon, for a couple of days, to honor MSH/Dad/Pa-Pa for Father’s Day on Sunday. I cannot wait to re-watch these shows with TLC.

These two main characters previously had a show on NBC called Best Friends Forever. I loved that one and was heartbroken when it was cancelled. Trust me: This show is even better. Wittier. Cleverer (?).  Comical. Sweet. Touching. Delightful. Not-your-same-ole-same-ole sitcom.

I'm fairly confident you’ll recognize both of these talented ladies. I wasn’t familiar with all of the cast members (you will know many of the guest actors), but I’ve come to adore each and every one for the charm and depth they give to this adorable show.

Hope y’all have a Wonderful Weekend—Wherever in the World you are…

smooches and ta-ta for now…