Wednesday, November 7, 2007

What I'm Watching: Carpoolers

Carpoolers: Season 1, Episode 5 "A Divorce to Remember" (B-)

So maybe the execution leaves something to be desired (I really did not like Faith Ford's "let's get on with it"), but the conceptual stuff here is quite funny. Rebecca Romjin guest-stars as a character with the most ridiculous name since another character on the show (Marmaduke). While Romjin does little besides tower over every single person, it is particularly amusing to see the reactions she produces in Aubrey and Gracen. The other carpoolers are also becoming more developed. Dougie and his wife always want to make their marriage as corny as possible, but it works. And Laird who tells Gracen that he is working from home, to which Laird responds, "You're a dentist!" I am glad this show has made it this far, and it might actually benefit from the writers' strike since ABC will not want to cancel any of its shows, even its underperforming and poorly-reviewed comedies.

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