Watching the season premiere of REBA last night on the new CW, two things were abundently clear. First off, WOW did Barbara Jean lose a lot of weight (Hurley on LOST, take note). And two, an overweight Barbara Jean is far funnier than the newly health conscious version.
Classic three camera sitcoms work best when the leading lady has that wacky, diametrically opposed neighbor to play off of. For five seasons, Barbara Jean (actress Melissa Peterson) played her character to perfection, and was the ideal foil for slim and sassy Reba. It’s definitely going to take a few episodes for me to get used to the meaner leaner Barbara Jean Hart.
I’m officially off the PRISON BREAK bandwagon. Don’t get me wrong, I’m PVRing the remainder of the fall season and saving it for December. But the truth is, with so many great shows on Monday night, I find myself quickly losing interest in a bunch of unlikeable cons who should have been dead (or captured) weeks ago. How many more times can T-Bag sew back on that hand? Or Michael narrowly escape being caught. I simply find myself no longer caring.
Attention fellow Canadians. Be sure to tune into tonight’s episode of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER. Robin has a secret identity, and it has a fantastic Canadian connection. Or as a hit Canadian songstress put it best, “Isn’t it ironic?”