Thursday, October 28, 2010
Are You Watching? Mike and Molly
After all the hubbub this week about the article in Marie Claire decrying the existence of fat people – I decide I needed to watch Mike and Molly since that is spark that lit this little internet fire.
I liked it. I thought it was typical half hour comedy. She’s a teacher. He’s a cop. She lives with her mom and sister. He lives alone. They both struggle with their weight. The characters seemed a little one-dimensional, but I only watched two episodes and this is the first season. I could see the jokes coming, but still enjoyed them. It was what I expect from a half hour comedy. As long as it makes me giggle a couple times, I am all good. I am glad that it has been picked up for a whole season. I just wish that every series that features main characters that aren’t white, heterosexual and thin could be graded on the content of their writing and acting– rather than the ethnicity, weight or sexuality of the characters.