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The Diva's DVD Review of Cougar Town ( 2010)

 

 

The Diva's review of 
Cougar Town DVD(2010)

 


Cougartown


WARNING - SPOILERS BELOW.

WARNING - SPOILERS BELOW.

The Digest



"Cougar Town" follows the lives of Jules Cobb (Courtney Cox, Friends), is a recently divorced 40ish mother of a teen-aged son, Travis (Dan Byrd, The Hills Have Eyes). She is owns a successful Florida real estate agency, so she is quite capable of taking care of herself and Travis, but for the first time in her adult life she is single and discovering herself.

She finally realizes that her ex, while a sweet heart, is really as dumb as a box of rocks. And as such is looking for the complete opposite of it and that turns out to be a younger man. With encouragement from her best friends are her neighbor Ellie (Krista Miller) and her younger employee, Laurie (Busy Phillips), Jules tries to wade out into the dating pool and while she manages somewhat she finds herself feeling most comfortable holding those close to her even closer - even her ex, purely platonic, of course, but he is happily back in her life. She adds her neighbor Grayson to the circle of friends even though she hates that her is a serial dater of young and dumb 20 year-olds, soon they start to have feelings for each other, but who wants to ruin a friendship by falling in love?



The Dish

The minute I heard this was by the folks who brought us "Scrubs" I was sold. I knew I was going to love it, and I do. I just didn't know how much. Like "Scrubs" it's about 15 minutes of pure silly and 6 minutes of thoughtful reflection. I really enjoy each and every character. From Andy (Ian Gomez), Ellie's much put upon husband, to Travis, who rightfully so, feels like he is the only sane one amongst the entire lot of them. I can't think of one time where I didn't laugh out loud during any episode. These people are my age and while some of their discussion are just too silly for anyone to identify with, I do  understand some of what they are talking about. For instance, I really understand as they struggle with being 40 and trying to keep current.
I have no desire to be 20 again, but I do try to listen to the music and I see the fashion or listen to the slang and I'm lost.
That said, I wish it was called something else. The series quickly evolved beyond her being a "cougar"
DVD Specs

Studio: ABC Studios
Video Formats:
• 1.78:1 Anamorphic
Audio Formats:
• Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (English)
Subtitles:
• English (SDH)
• French
• Spanish
Running Time: 520 Minutes
Release Year: 2009
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genres:
• Comedy
• Romance
• Romantic Comedies
• Television

Special Features

Taming Cougar Town (4:48)
A look at what the show is, featuring Bill Lawrence and other cast and crew.

Deleted Scenes
15 deleted scenes can be found on disc 3.

Bloopers 1:48)
A very short gag reel.

Saber-Tooth Tiger Town (1:59)
Jimmy Kimmel talks about the spin-off show, "Saber-Tooth Tiger Town," including a preview of the show.

"My Sexuality" Music Video (1:03)
Featured on the show, this is the "music video" for the song.

Ask Barb (13:15)
"Barb" answers some questions. A very fun DVD feature.

Stroking It with Bobby Cobb (4:37)
"Bobby Cobb" answers some golf question


Episode Guide:

Disc 1 (2:33:27)
Pilot (23:38)
Into the Great Wide Open (21:38)
Don't Do Me Like That (21:38)
I Won't Back Down (21:38)
You Wreck Me (21:39)
A Woman in Love (It's Not Me) (21:37)
Don't Come Around Here No More (21:38)
Two Gunslingers (21:38)

Disc 2 (2:53:07)
Here Comes My Girl (21:38)
Mystery Man (21:38)
Rhino Skin (21:38)
Scare Easy (21:38)
Stop Dragging My Heart Around (21:38)
All the Wrong Reasons (21:40)
When a Kid Goes Bad (21:39)
What Are You Doing' In My Life? (21:38)

Disc 3 (2:52:32)
Counting on You (21:34)
Turn This Car Around (21:34)
Everything Man (21:34)
Wake Up Time (21:34)
Letting You Go (21:34)
Feel a Whole Lot Better (21:34)
Breakdown (21:34)
Finding Out (21:34)



The Directive

I absolutely love the series and I promise the DVD is worth a purchase and do yourself a favor and program the Fall season into your DVD.

3BC Ratingsgreen light

 

Cougartown is a great place to vacation for 30 minutes each week.



Copyright Kamal "The Diva" Larsuel-Ulbricht, 2010
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