Thursday, September 10, 2009

What Sucks…Cougar Town


Man has come up with some pretty bad ideas over the course of the history of the world- napalm, the guillotine, putting Keith Olbermann on Sunday Night Football, Mormonism, etc. so for a TV show to be amongst the worst ideas he’s ever come up with, it has to be pretty f-ing bad. “Cougar Town”, just might be that kind of bad. By the way, I say this as someone who has never seen an episode of the show and did not make it all the way through the above clip.

I’m not sure who this is aimed at- do “torture porn addicts” or “women 40-50, with horrible self esteem” make up a large part of the television viewing audience, because, if so, I can begin to understand how this was made. I won’t burden you with what I have learned the show to be about, suffice to say Cougar Town seems to tell the story of a whore, with no sense of self, who has to prove who she is to her “friends” (some would say enemies) by trying to ball young men. As a post modern-ironic take on Kafka’s Metamorphosis, sure it’s brilliant, but I don’t think that’s what they’re going for.

I mean…I don’t think they’re going for that. Courtney Cox (who has not been this convincing in a role since Bruce’s “Dancing In the Dark” video) plays the lead in the show, a woman named Jules Cobb. Hmm, Jules Cobb. The initials “JC”…is she a Christ figure? I hereby reserve the right to call this show brilliant in case it’s all done in irony.

Incidentally, why are “Cougar-esque” things still being forced down our throats? I usually think of myself as someone pretty tuned into the zeitgeist, but am I missing the meetings where we are all agreeing that we’re supposed to be into f-ing old women now?

And Cougar Town sounds like the worst name ever for a PORN movie, much less a TV show. Yeesh. A town inhabited entirely by Cougars? I’d rather be in a town inhabited entirely by actual cougars.

Cougar Town is on ABC Wednesday nights at 9:30!

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23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Chris, don't make fun of hot women. Make fun of fat women.

Anonymous said...

I watched this show last night because I was curious and it SUCKS. Courtney can't act it's ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

NOT ONLY DOES COURTNEY GIVE THE WORST PERFORMANCE OF A LIFETIME, BUT ALL THEMALE ACTORS ARE ACTING REALLY STUPID. IT'S AS IF ALL THE CHARACTERS WERE THE SAME STUPID PERSON AND ACTING THE SAME STUPID WAY AND MAKING THE SAME STUPID NOISE...

IN THE SHOW COURTNEY SEEMS EXCESSIVELY HIPER ABOUT EVERYTHING AND NO ONE IS BUYING IT.

BetterThanGucci.com said...

I tried to watch this show 3 times I am so hard up for TV here in Bangkok but it really sucks, too bad I like Courtny Cox, but it is just a bad show with no chemistry...

Anonymous said...

My lady likes this show,but damned if I can figure out why.It's horribly written,and real men do not act like effeminate retards in real life.What's worse....the dumb women on the show,or the pathetic who watch this disaster ?

jim said...

Cougar Town sucks! The acting is on the same level as "Saved by the Bell" seriously. A lot of it has to do with the writing and dumb crap they tell the actors to do. It's trying to be a little like "Scrubs" a little like "Friends" but fails miserably in every way possible. We live in a world dominated by rich morons who have their place in entertainment because of family ties and money and couldn't come up with a original concept if their lives depended on it.

Anonymous said...

Courtney Cox is hot and usually a good actor as she was in the scream trilogy and friends, but this show just sucks...

Jess said...

This show is a big FAIL. I can imagine a team of old, ill-humoured, over excited writers nodding their head at every idea that remotely associates with the word 'cougar'. The idea is there, but unfortunately, the chemistry isn't.

I'm sorry but this show tries too hard at times, over marketed, injected with clumsy ideas and too cliche.

What it did succeed in was the impression to make you feel like the whole production team is in some mid life crisis. It's as if the show was a hopeless attempt to create some montage of a pop teen show featuring full aged actors and actresses that have obviously lost their touch in acting.

Anonymous said...

This show really sucks, any my girlfriend likes it, making my pain twice as brutal. I've never ever seen a tv series more shallow than this, were wine is consumed on such a high level yet the characters all remain straight. I remember a scene were they tore up each others' clothes for some petty reason and buy food only to throw it away after one bite, nice to see you teach people how to throw money away. Horrible and disgusting show

Anonymous said...

Soo soo stupid. Waste of 1/2 hr. how did it go from being a cougar to being engaged to her neighbor. There is no chemistry between them. Courtney is so annoying. I only know so much because there is nothing else on during that time slot. I shouldn't have gave it ratings.

Aleksander said...

WORST TV SHOW EVER!!!

courtney cox REALLY SUX!!!

and btw...

ARE YOU INSANE ANONYMOUS GUYS!!!???
SHE ISN'T A HOT WOMAN!!!!

you must be the most desperate men in the whole world

Anonymous said...

Sucks Dog Balls !!!

Anonymous said...

This show chips away at your will to live.

Anonymous said...

If you like a show with a bunch of alcholic, low self-esteem whores and man whores, with no moral values what-so-ever, then this show is for you.

Anonymous said...

Courtney Cox is hot but this show sucks big donkey dicks!! I've watched it several times and cannot figure out why anyone would think it was funny or even watchable!!

Anonymous said...

This show is beyond awful, There is no real comedy, and the only time I was happy and excited is when it was going off. At one point I attempted to find my remote control ( which was later found wedged between my cushions) with no luck, I tried to immaginee what the women would look like nude only to throw up a little in my mouth. How TBS can put this show on is beyond me, whoever agreed to air this must be being blackmailed. The actors are fucking clown shoes, and I would rather stab my eyes out and pour boiling oil in my ears then have to watch this abomination

muffworld said...

There are sooooo many crappoy shows out today that i started to google them to see if others thought the same as I. Im glad im not the only one who thinks this show sux! Its right up there with That Always sunny in Philadelphia show or whatever its called. It tries and tries but no!

Courtney Cox has already proven herself to me as far as an actress goes, so i do not blame her or any of the actors in this show. Lets put the blame where it belongs. The creators, director and writers. Hey guys, you all suck! And ill even put some blame on David Arquette as i just learned he had alot to do with behind the scenes. But as an actor i love him!!!

Cougar Town, Clever name, Crappy Show.

Anonymous said...

Courteney could do better! She's an excellent actress, but this is a faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaail!

Mike Biggers said...

ok, the guy is cute but it's just stupid. the quick editing is supposed to make them look witty.... but it just looks like quick, lame lines and over-acting. put this show out of it's misery.

Anonymous said...

Nah it ain't that bad

HetaliaGirl923 said...

I haven't seen a whole episode of this show, but I did try to once. Couldn't get through more than seconds. Yeah, if a show or a movie can't hold my attention, then it's pretty bad. Just like Cougar Town is.

P.S.: WTF is with the creepy guy I always see watching them in the commercials??? ._.

Anonymous said...

The show is horrible... I can't figure out what kind of a tone they're going for, The jokes are old and tired, The cast act like a bunch of strangers though they're supposed to be friends. I can't figure out the show. Wtf is this mess?

Anonymous said...

Prolly the worst show I've seen acting is beyond pushed and tbh I don't give two shits about the feminism movement but even I find the name fucked up.