[quote="Elizium23, post:4, topic:256417"]
I have always loved Christina Applegate since her debut on "Heart of the City" in 1986. But to see the previews for this show I was unimpressed. To me, it seemed as if this show was designed to appeal to young adults who hate babies and all the humor would be based on "augh having this baby is horrible what a mistake we made!"
But then I actually watched the show, and I was proven wrong, dead wrong. This is a couple who truly loves their baby and they are doing everything possible to make it work in the face of adversity. Dad has sacrificed a lucrative career to stay at home with the baby and Mom is trying to juggle her own career with being a loving mother. Maya Rudolph, as her boss, is the one who can't quite understand what it is to have a child.
Overall I thought this is a cute show with some good writing and laughs. The actors are top-notch. I suggest giving it a watch to see what you think.
Yeah, I kinda figured it was not just going to be the usual "babies are a lot of work" kind of thing, that there would be some underlying positive or at least feel-good message. I still wonder for the writers if it will be a challenge to keep it going beyond the "up all night" stage of infants, which lasts a few months. Maybe they will need to change the name of the series as the child grows? Until the child is a teenager, then "up all night" works again...