8 rules for dating my ex wife
Family sitcoms are a dime a dozen, but '8 Simple Rules' is better than we're used to from the genre.
It's got moments that are so lame and broadly played they are clearly only for the kids, but most of the time it is cute and kind of funny without being embarrassingly stupid, and genuine without being maudlin sap. It doesn't try to be artificially edgy or plugged with wacky dysfunctional family humor.
It is charming, smoother, richer and more resonant as a character comedy without relying on condescending clichés ("the dotting wife and idiot husband" for one aren't present).
I've criticized ABC in the past for recklessly mismanaging its shows for years - sending great shows on the chopping block far too soon - but in this case they and the "Rules" show-runners did exactly the right thing.See more » Network: ABC; Genre: Family Sitcom; Content Rating: TV-G; Classification: Contemporary (star range: 1 - 4); Season Reviewed: Season 2 Unfortunately, '8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter' (based on the book by W.Bruce Cameron) will most likely be remembered as the last series that comedian John Ritter worked on before his tragic, sudden death in 2003.Faced with impossible decisions no show should have to make they didn't turn tail and run as so many people wanted them to, but stuck it out and proved that even something so often looked at as disposable as a sitcom can still deal head-on with true life-altering issues in a genuine and intelligent way.More than that, it became a graceful love-note to its late star.
I'm not really after one of my friends' exes. I asked a friend once if it was okay two years after the two broke up on good terms, all went well. Ex he dated for a long time, and who broke his heart - never.