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Put aside your preconceptions
on 18 October 2007
This gem of a show from US cable should be high on your 'must see' list. If it's not, is it because it's (ostensibly) about an all-American mom surviving her bereavement by selling pot, perchance? Tish and pish!
Mary Louise Parker (surely one of the sexiest women on the planet... oh, and also one of the best actors on US TV) gives a superb performance, elevating already brilliantly written scripts to a level of black comedy rarely seen on British TV. Each half hour episode runs the gamut from phone sex with a deaf girl, through setting up a fake bakery (a 'fakery' if you will) to shooting marauding mountain lions in the face. Oh, and you'll laugh too.
To complement this, Elizabeth Pekins's performance as the sexually-frustrated, bitchy, PTA president mom-from-hell almost steals the show.
Bring on series 2 right now.