Monday, September 20, 2010
1st Thoughts: Mike & Molly
It seems outside of TV Lands recent success with Hot In Cleveland, CBS has really been the only channel to be able to make a multi camera sitcom work as of recently and they potentially have another hit with the series Mike & Molly which premiered tonight. Going into watching the pilot I was a little apprehensive, the show is from Two and a Half Men & The Big Bang Theory creator Chuck Lorre. The reason I was worried is because well the shows main characters are both over weight and the show revolves around the title characters meeting in Over Eaters Anonymous and starting a relationship together, and thats where I got scared. I was afraid the humor would be all kinds of wrong and come off as offensive and cheap, however the show was extremely enjoyable thanks in part to Billy Gardell who plays Mike Biggs & Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn and their ability to really sell jokes and play extremely likable characters, at a certain point you even seem to forget that they are bigger then what hollywood considers the ok standard for what a actor can weigh. Rounded out by a strong supporting cast with Reno Wilson playing Mike's cop partner Carl and the always enjoyable Swoosie Kurtz as Joyce who is Molly's mother I will definately be adding it to my DVR for the season. New Episodes air Monday nights at 9:30 on CBS.