Posted May 12, 2008 @ 10:59 PM
Once again, the supporting characters are funny. Andrea interacting with Sam's parents is always good.
Kind of a sweet season finale. Nothing too spectacular, but it was probably as good as the average episode.
Posted May 13, 2008 @ 12:40 AM
I still can't imagine Bad Samantha and Todd having a relationship. It just doesn't fit. I couldn't see Bad Sam falling for this Todd.
Can't wait for the next season. This one was too short.
Posted May 13, 2008 @ 7:12 AM
For the first time, though, I was kind of annoyed at Frank. His snootiness was kind of over the top this time.
Edited by suzysite, May 13, 2008 @ 7:13 AM.
Posted May 13, 2008 @ 9:02 AM
I'm still holding out hope that Timothy Olyphant comes back next season--and that Todd and Sam don't immediately jump back into a relationship.
I did love, "You've still got stuff here."/"I'll always have stuff here, Todd."
I also dug that it didn't take Todd a long time to decide that he did want Sam because she's Sam and not just because she's Not Chloe. That's consistent with the way he was originally written (In first few eps, he kept telling Sam all this stuff about herself that he'd retained--small things, big things--and he was starry-eyed).
And Chloe has some nerve talking about how they "deserved" each other. Like, oh, Miss Stuffed Bunny Defacer wants to take the high road. Great.
Edited by lynnbrown, May 14, 2008 @ 9:19 AM.
Posted May 13, 2008 @ 12:00 PM
Posted May 13, 2008 @ 3:23 PM
Also, this episode re-affirmed by general Todd ambivalence. I was really into them at the beginning, now not so much. I like her and Funk together much more. Def. hope Timothy Olyphant makes another appearance next season. He was one of my favorite characters and one of the few that consistently didn't grate.
Love love love Deena! Also wondered where Chapman was.
My general assumption was that the episodes were taped out of order and that they didn't know if Deena and Chapman would be together, so they didn't write it into the episode. Otherwise, there is no explanation as last week they appeared to still be together and Deena didn't mention that they had broken up. I seriously hope they didn't ruin that ship because I actually thought they were really cute together. Loved how Deena asked for Sam's birthday candle after Todd appeared lol!
I do have one question about this episode, what happened with Dena and Chapman?
Please, just go ahead and give Jean Smart the Emmy already for best supporting female in a comedy.
Posted May 13, 2008 @ 4:20 PM
They probably hadn't budgeted for him to be in this episode, is my guess. Tracy and he both had four episodes, and even Howard was missing from one. Keeping supporting cast members out of episodes reduces production costs, which Veronica Mars taught me all about.
My general assumption was that the episodes were taped out of order and that they didn't know if Deena and Chapman would be together, so they didn't write it into the episode.
I can't think of anyone in a sitcom supporting actress role right now better than Jean Smart. There are a ton of great supporting actors (Entourage, The Office, a bunch of others...), but other than Jaime Pressly for MNiE, I can't think of any right off the top of my head. Even 30 Rock is more actor-focused, with Jane Krakowski really funny, but in a slightly smaller role this year.
After further review, I liked this episode more. It was true to the spirit of the show, and Sam going to the hospital to find the "fake" relative was a nicely-done scene. The "Wendy" / "Gwendolyn" / deceased lady thing was pretty funny, though a wee bit creepy.
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Posted May 13, 2008 @ 11:20 PM
That's a great point. Even if they had been "officially" renewed (which had happened a while ago), it's not unheard of for a network to change its mind on a show because of slumping ratings. Whether they were or weren't renewed, it was nice to see an ending keeping to the spirit of the show, which was never big on "shocking twists". I'm glad they chose to go with the semi-closure ending, regardless of what S2 will bring.
I also thought that the writers and producers might not have known if they were being renewed when this was written and filmed, so had to provide some closure rather than a cliff-hanger, just in case. If the series had ended here, we would (I would) be assuming that Sam would be calling Todd again at some point.
I just love CA, but I would so totally watch the Dena, Andrea, and Regina show, with Howard as the only male actor. All three characters are so nicely drawn, and the actresses normally just nail it. This episode was no exception.
Posted May 27, 2008 @ 10:00 PM
Episode 2×01 “Out of Africa”:
Early 20’s, any ethnicity. This attractive young guy is just out of college and this is his first trip post graduation. He does body shots off of Samantha in Miami and they flirt briefly on the beach. He is your typical fraternity spring breaker. One Day Guest Star; Female Aid Worker
Any ethnicity. Samantha sees this woman on a TV program, helping raise money for villages in Africa. She lets the audience know that it does not take much. sptv050769. Co-Star;
Any ethnicity. She bring shots to Samantha and crew. Co-Star;
Any ethnicity. This gulf-war veteran type is panhandling on the street and asks Samantha for a dollar. She lets him know that she has lots of dollars because SHE has a job. Co-Star.
Episode 2.02 will be called "So I Think I Can Dance".
Source: http://spoilertv.blo...el/Samantha Who
Edited by tennyoaisu, May 27, 2008 @ 10:00 PM.
Posted May 28, 2008 @ 7:45 AM
The skinny best friend annoyed me so much though, but she really wasn't around too much.
My question is- didn't a whole season of this kind of get old? I mean both episodes were basically the same. I get the whole lost memory premise, but do the fans worry they are running out of ideas fast? (Especially since apparently it was a short season) Does the character really have any growth?
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Posted Jul 17, 2008 @ 8:44 AM
I have to say, I would really love Jean Smart to win. She practically steals the show as Regina.
Also, the second season is due to debut on October 6th, at 9.30pm. YAY! Source
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Posted Aug 19, 2008 @ 1:34 PM
She'll undergo reconstructive surgery over the next eight months. "I'm going to have cute boobs 'til I'm 90, so there's that," she joked in the interview, which aired Tuesday. "I'll have the best boobs in the nursing home."
Hee! Love the gallows humor.
Edited by 2deadcows, Aug 19, 2008 @ 1:37 PM.
Posted Aug 19, 2008 @ 1:41 PM
The superficial part of me is thinking that they'll have to give Samantha a whole new wardrobe.
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