I loved the bland son. I thought he was hilarious, had good timing and he's so pretty! I think he has serious potential to steal the show.
I went in expecting to totally hate it, and came out wanting to see it next week. Jennifer Coolidge was crazy! Love her. And I love Drea de Matteo as well. The only person I don't really love is Joey...I've never really had it bad for the Joey character. And what's wrong with Matt LeBlanc's eyes? Huge dark shopping bags under there. Is he drinking?
I second Maggie- I thought the son was funny as well as cute... but I go for nerds big time. I thought the show overall was great, but I did wonder how they could keep it up with just those characters. I will definitely keep watching until it starts to suck.
Also, I hope they give Jennifer Coolidge a little more to work with in later episodes. She is a great character, but I didn't think her part in this episode was particularly interesting.
I liked the show a lot. Joey has always made me laugh, and I agree about the little nod to the previous show in the end. Nicely underwritten. I wasn't terribly impressed with Drea--maybe it was just her character, but she kind of bored me...I hope they give her more to do the in future.
And I would cut off my ears and eat them to see Jennifer Coolidge in every episode.
Did the show run past 8:30? I set Tivo to get it, and it ended just as the neighbor pointed out that the ring *was* on her left hand. What was the nod to Friends that I missed?
I really liked the episode, though I thought some of it was a bit flat. I'm so use to seeing Joey with his friends, that the scenes of introducing characters and setting up the show were pretty stilted. Though, they covered a lot of ground in one episode. Let's face it, Joey is just too cute! I really think it's got a chance, because I've not heard anyone bash it yet (in my unscientific office poll).
Huh - I guess I am the only one who thought this was just plain awful. I don't think I even chuckled once. Drea de Matteo and Jennifer Coolidge both looked in pain as they tried to get their dialogue out and the kid was so clearly a Chandler/Ross stand-in. Oh well, I also never really liked the character of Joey so maybe I am just biased.
My criteria is a sitcom should make me laugh out loud a couple times and it definitely succeeded there. Even some of the jokes I saw on the previews over and over all summer still made me laugh when I saw them in action. For a pilot to do all that it has to do - introduce the characters, situations, etc... and still make me laugh is admirable.
I guess I am the only person who hated Jennifer Coolidge, though.
at the risk of looking like an idiot, i must ask: which one was Jennifer Coolidge? and who is she in real life?
Tobi, Jennifer Coolidge plays Joey's agent - she only got like 2 minutes of airtime. In real life, she's been in like the Legally Blonde movies (the hairdresser/nail lady) and the American Pie movies (Stifler's Mom) and some of the Christopher Guest movies like Best in Show and A Mighty Wind. Tons of stuff, actually. She actually was in an episode of Friends last year, too - where she played Phoebe and Monica's old friend who acted like she was British.
yes! now i know who you're talking about. for some reason i thought she was the neighbor, and i was thinking, "what's the big deal about her?" but now i get it. thanks.
For some reason I WANT "Joey" to do well, so maybe that colored my reaction. I was charmed and I laughed. What more can I ask from a sitcom?