We all knew it was coming.
The moment we met COUGAR TOWN’s Jules and her hunky neighbor Grayson, it was prettty clear they were the local Ross and Rachel. The couple everybody knows is going to end up together, and about whom we all sit back and gossip as they pretend to hate one another and do the seductive dance on the notoriously fine line between love and hate. It would, we fully expected, be excruciating. And sure enough, as the weeks went by, each got involved with people who were either wildly wrong for them or fell into the close-but-no-cigar category.
We hoped that in the season finale, the pair would share a kiss, and we’d be left to spend all summer ask ourselves “will they or won’t they?”
Except… they did.
And way too soon.
It’s becoming increasingly clear that while COUGAR TOWN has morphed into one of the most entertaining ensemble comedies on television, it’s a show in desperate need of direction. It’s original — and limiting — concept was quickly abandoned (for which we’re also grateful) in favor of developing into a quirky comedy about the ties that bind a band of loveable misfits. But storyline wise, the show has been something of a disaster, largely because it favors siesmic shifts as opposed to slow developments. Laurie went from good-time-girl to practically-respectable girlfriend practically over night, and Grayson somehow went from bedding every young girl in sight to not one but two relationships with age-appropriate women in a row.
Thankfully, snarky Ellie and her adorably-whipped hubby Andy — as well as Jules’ ex, Bobby, and their son, Travis — have managed to avoid the whiplash-inducing nature of the main stories being told. But if this show is going to remain fresh, it needs to get a grip on the pacing and realize that they’ve already burned through two seasons worth or material with Jules and Grayson, who shouldn’t even be smooching yet let alone going from friends-with-benefits to dating in a single episode!