Thursday, April 17, 2008

What I'm Watching: Samantha Who?

Samantha Who: Season 1, Episode 10 "The Girlfriend" (C)

I see what this episode is trying to do, but I can't say it works terribly effectively. As has always been the central problem of this show, Sam doesn't seem like an amnesiac, she just seems like a stupid person. Moving in with her ex-boyfriend and his current girlfriend is a dumb thing to do, and tailor-made to be awkward and produce those scenes which I guess were supposed to be funny (Chloe and Sam trying to sabotage and frame each other). I was hoping they might invigorate it with a nod to another ABC show and have Chloe start talking about how Paolo lies (another get the reference? comment if you do!). This show is currently sailing on Christina Applegate's popularity, but I don't know how long that can sustain it.

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