Sunday, January 23, 2011
CMT's Working Class
I had the opportunity to preview a new CMT situation comedy called "Working Class" which stars Ed Asner, a cranky war veteran and Melissa Peterman, a zany single mom of three. I'm not a big fan of this kind of silly humor. I'm more of a sarcastic kind of girl.
WORKING CLASS focuses on Carli Mitchell (Melissa Peterman), a single mom from a rough and tumble background trying to give her kids a better life by moving them to an upscale suburb. She quickly finds that making the transition to "the good life" is harder than she thought.
She's unwittingly befriended by her cranky neighbor, Hank (Ed Asner), her only "career" prospect is a glorified deli job at the local grocery store, and the man she falls for not only already has a girlfriend – but he's also her boss, Rob (Patrick Fabian). With her ladies-man brother, Nick (Steve Kazee), to help her out (when he's not acting like one of the kids himself), Carli faces the challenges of parenting, dating, and making friends in her new community by doing more with less, staying true to herself, and approaching each day with a touch of working class.
As Barbara Jean, Melissa Peterman was a hoot playing a ditzy blonde. She had a bunch of witty one-liners. But with all the integerity I have, it's just like all the other shows on television. I would have loved to have seen something original but it was fair. I really love Ed Asner so in my opinion, that would be the only reason I would watch it. I also wouldn't advise you let your young children watch because it did have several sexual inuendo's. It's a cute show if you like quirky humor. So with that said, I recommend this to anyone over the age of 13 that likes silly outakes!
In the season premiere, Carli's old flame from high school shows up hoping to re-ignite his "spark" with Carli — even if it means humiliating her in front of her new boss. To make matters worse, Carli is attracted to her new boss and flirts outrageously with him before she knows his real identity.
Funny, yes! Original, no!
"Working Class" premieres January 28 at 8:00 pm ET/PT on CMT, followed by a second all-new episode at 8:30 pm. Catch the premiere and see if you agree with me
that this one holds a lot of potential!
Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post by One-to-One Network. All of the opinions are my own