Best Friends Forever
Posted Mar 21, 2012 @ 3:07 PM
"Jessica St. Clair ("Bridesmaids") and Lennon Parham ("Accidentally on Purpose") star as Jessica and Lennon, best friends who live on opposite sides of the country with the men in their lives. When Jessica is overnighted divorce papers, Lennon convinces her to return home to Brooklyn and back into the apartment they used to share."
I enjoyed it and I'm looking forward to this show. I feel like we haven't had a good female-friendship show since SATC.
Posted Mar 24, 2012 @ 4:53 PM
Posted Mar 27, 2012 @ 10:52 AM
Jessica St. Clair is also in Marshall's dept store adds that are aired quite often during my morning tv.
Posted Mar 27, 2012 @ 6:29 PM
I liked them too.
I enjoyed the relationship between Lennon and her boyfriend and felt like they were relatable characters
As a Michigan grad, I definitely approved of the boyfriend's chosen team (but wondered who'd dressed him in a green and white (Michigan State's colors) hoodie for a scene).
Posted Apr 5, 2012 @ 12:55 AM
Posted Apr 5, 2012 @ 1:40 AM
Posted Apr 5, 2012 @ 8:50 AM
I really wish I didn't know that Adam Pally was in the original pilot because all I could think about Luka was Adam Pally-light!
Met too. I saw the promos for the original pilot with Adam Pally in the role and some of his delivery was funnier, like calling the movie Steely Mags. But, I do think that Luka Jones will be good in the role once I see him in other episodes so there is no comparison between him and AP.
I kept thinking Luka Jones looks like a Colin Firth's American frat-bro dopplegänger and Jessica St. Clair looks like someone as well, but I can't figure out who it is.
Also, Fred Savage, who directed this episode and is a producer, is on this week's Comedy Bang Bang podcast. Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair are on the How Did This Get Made? podcast this week, and will be on next week as well.
Edited by namrog, Apr 5, 2012 @ 8:54 AM.
Posted Apr 5, 2012 @ 9:52 AM
I kept thinking Luka Jones looks like a Colin Firth's American frat-bro dopplegänger
Me, too! That was one of the reasons I liked him!
We only lasted ten minutes. I loved Lennon and her boyfriend but didn't like Jessica at all, for the reasons noted above. I wanted her to go away so we could spend time with this appealing couple. Still, I like the idea of a 'Best Friends' relationship where the friends actually, you know, like each other. Maybe I'll give it another try after Jessica's had a chance to find her sea legs again.
Posted Apr 5, 2012 @ 12:16 PM
I didn't know Fallout had multiplayer.
Posted Apr 5, 2012 @ 1:43 PM
Posted Apr 6, 2012 @ 8:52 PM
Posted Apr 7, 2012 @ 3:38 PM
I liked it a lot more than the AV Club reviewer. It did whipsaw a bit and it was very busy, but I would say it was a decent episode and as a sitcom pilot it was great. Pilots IMO really need a lot of slack given -- essentially grading on potential -- since there's so much burden of introducing new characters.
Posted Apr 7, 2012 @ 8:36 PM
Edited by DrivingSideways, Apr 7, 2012 @ 8:37 PM.
Posted Apr 9, 2012 @ 10:07 AM
Posted Apr 10, 2012 @ 2:21 PM
Posted Apr 10, 2012 @ 3:07 PM
Posted Apr 11, 2012 @ 10:41 PM
Posted Apr 12, 2012 @ 9:35 AM
Posted Apr 12, 2012 @ 11:09 AM
I love their young neighbor & her apparently long-standing hatred of Jessica. It's even funnier that J hasn't been around for 3 years, so Q is holding a grudge from when she was 6.
The show so far is barely above MEH and has some potential but THIS is the bright spot. I FLOVE the little girl and her attitude. I hope that she can develop into something and not just be the 2nd coming of Countess Vaughan.
The couple aren't really strong enough as characters or actors to really lead a series, IMHO; I'm finding Jess and the bartender to be much stronger. It reminds me of the imbalance that existed in Good Morning Miami where Mark Feurerstein and Ashley Williams (both of whom I love and have grown into strong actors, etc.) were overshadowed by much stronger characters and actors in Constance Zimmer, Matt Letscher and Suzanne Pleshette. I'm guessing that at some point in the pitch, they tried to invoke Mad About You with Lisa being a friend who moves in instead of a sister from across town but MAY worked because Paul and Jaime were such strong characters and actors on their own and could stand up to the zany cast around them.
Luckily it's on at a time with no competition, NOT an American Idol and.or Survivor viewer here, so they should be able to pick up some counterprogramming share because what else is anybody doing on Wednesday evening except laying low at home trying to make it through the next 2 days until the weekend. Handled correctly this can be solid although not a blockbuster. Otherwise it's sports and syndicated Burn Notice.
Posted Apr 12, 2012 @ 12:50 PM
That is a good comparison, but I would say the titles indicate the difference. MAY was about Paul and Jamie first, with Ira, Lisa, etc as secondary characters. BFF is probably about Lennon and Jessica first, with Joe a close second.
I'm guessing that at some point in the pitch, they tried to invoke Mad About You with Lisa being a friend who moves in instead of a sister from across town
Posted Apr 14, 2012 @ 10:04 AM
Last night I watched part of a webchat that the two leads did for hellogiggles and it was pretty good. They are obviously very good friends and have worked hard to get this show on the air. I hope it continues to next season but since it's on NBC I don't know how likely that is.
Edited by Nobody, Apr 14, 2012 @ 10:05 AM.
Posted Apr 14, 2012 @ 9:08 PM
Was Jessica's ex Brando from My Boys?
Posted Apr 15, 2012 @ 1:54 PM
Posted Apr 15, 2012 @ 9:33 PM
Posted Apr 18, 2012 @ 1:36 PM
One thing that I think is really interesting is that although this show has a lot of similarities to "Girls" (female lead[s] who also created and write the show, which is about friends dealing with life problems), it's gotten very little press outside of reviews. I feel like I can't turn around without seeing another article exploring to deep implications of "Girls" or about Lena Dunham, but I've seen very little about BFFs. Is it just that working hard for a long time to finally get your own show is less glamorous/interesting than coming out of nowhere? I don't mean that as a dig on Dunham or "Girls," I just don't have another explanation for it.
Posted Apr 18, 2012 @ 11:20 PM
Len and Jess have real BFF chemistry. The flip side of this is that it feels like we're in Season 2 and are missing major backstory.
That's why I love the show- the feeling of true friendship; there is a reconnection and new layers for Len and Jen and the new levels for Joe and Jennifer. We'll be seeing glimpses of old school Lennon/Jennifer, like the Lazy Sunday brunches.
Rav? I like. Queeneta? Like whipped cream on the sundae.
Loved the ep tonight! J.K. Simmons was super as low-key Don. (He looked adorable in the Lion King cap.)Glad to see "Uncle Curls" lookin' good and still with his skillz!
Posted Apr 19, 2012 @ 9:33 AM
That might explained the "rehearsed" vibe another poster pointed out, which I was feeling as well. I didn't care for the show, but will give it another chance. I must have missed the pilot, I thought last night's ep was the pilot, but I gather from the comments here it wasn't. Jessica delivered all her lines in this shouty voice and it started to grate. The boyfriend was kind of meh, I sided with the mom about quitting his job (in this economy?). I did like JK Simmons and his character.
According to the AV Club, the show has a unique writing process: Lennon Parham and Jessica St Clair improv out the scenes, record it, then transcribe it and whittle it down to the best jokes.
Posted Apr 19, 2012 @ 11:07 AM
Also, I just saw Jessica in a Marshall's commercial last night.
Posted Apr 19, 2012 @ 12:47 PM
Posted Apr 19, 2012 @ 12:53 PM