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LaSchwartz LaSchwartz
I watched the first episode last night I loved it. I want to know what everyone else thinks.
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I saw it and loved it !
9  (15%)
I saw it and hate it !
4  (6%)
I haven't seen it but I want to watch it
2  (3%)
I haven't seen it and i don't want to
10  (16%)
I have never even heard of it
34  (55%)
Other
3  (5%)
Total votes: 62
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09/13/2012
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panthercat23 panthercat23
Sorry, never heard of the show.
09/13/2012
KrazyKandy KrazyKandy
I saw it advertised on hulu but haven't watched it.
09/13/2012
sktb0007 sktb0007
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Originally posted by panthercat23
Sorry, never heard of the show.
same here. I'll check it out though.
09/13/2012
*Camoprincess* *Camoprincess*
I haven't seen it never knew about it til I was talking to my partner last night an we were discussing life and what people think is acceptable or normal. I may have to check it out though
09/13/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
Never heard of it either, what is it
09/13/2012
travelnurse travelnurse
Never heard of it. What station is it on??
09/13/2012
Terri69 Terri69
Haven't seen it
09/13/2012
UnknownGirl UnknownGirl
I didn't watch it because to me it just looked like another show with caricature gay characters. I'm all for gay relationships on TV, just not if they're going to stereotypes. Again, I haven't watched the show, so I may be way off base here, but that's what the commercials made it seem like.
09/13/2012
Do emu Do emu
Quote:
Originally posted by LaSchwartz
I watched the first episode last night I loved it. I want to know what everyone else thinks.
Never heard of it. :o
09/13/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I have never heard of it.
09/13/2012
MK434 MK434
I have no intrest in watching it.
09/13/2012
ToyGeek ToyGeek
Quote:
Originally posted by UnknownGirl
I didn't watch it because to me it just looked like another show with caricature gay characters. I'm all for gay relationships on TV, just not if they're going to stereotypes. Again, I haven't watched the show, so I may be way off ...
If there's one certain in the universe, it's that the marketing department of a television network will always make a way to make good shows look awful. I thought the show looked pretty bad from the ads, but watched it anyway, and really liked it. I didn't think the characters were any flatter (and therefore stereotypical) than any other sitcom characters in a pilot episode, and they showed potential for real growth.
09/13/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by LaSchwartz
I watched the first episode last night I loved it. I want to know what everyone else thinks.
Watched part of it. Okay...but sure pushes the envelope. Not sure if I like it or not. Waiting to see a few more before I decide. We do find Modern Family (which THIS show is trying to copy) pretty light and funny.
09/13/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by UnknownGirl
I didn't watch it because to me it just looked like another show with caricature gay characters. I'm all for gay relationships on TV, just not if they're going to stereotypes. Again, I haven't watched the show, so I may be way off ...
These stereotypes are true of EVERY group on TV shows. It is all Hollywood knows. We are friends with several gay couples, and are going to actually be part of a wedding ceremony for one couple next month. Their "real lives" are as boring as us hetero folks. They have to get up, go to work, get home make dinner, clean the dog poop in the yard, put gas in the car and do the laundry on Sunday morning. They squabble about the SAME stuff we do, and while SOME stereotypes might have a grain of truth (they all seem to dress very well...COME ON FOLKS...Have a sense of humor)....the fact is, we have learned the GAY lifestyle and the STRAIGHT life style is just LIFESTYLE. There is no damned such thing. Some PEOPLE live exciting lives, some live boring lives and guess what...their orientation, or who they love has NOTHING to do with any of that!!! Thus, my gripe with Hollywood and these TV shows is not an issue, other then if the show makes me laugh, or smile or whatever. I sure don't go there for reality.
09/13/2012
Sera26 Sera26
I've watched the first two episodes on Hulu. I dig it. It's funny and I enjoy the two leads.
09/13/2012
himynameissteph himynameissteph
I thought it was really cute.
09/14/2012
K101 K101
Quote:
Originally posted by LaSchwartz
I watched the first episode last night I loved it. I want to know what everyone else thinks.
Never seen it, but I heard about it from American Decency. I personally won't be watching. I'm just not big on TV. I never watch TV these days.
09/14/2012
brevado brevado
I watched the trailer just now and it doesn't grab me.
09/14/2012
FallFire FallFire
Love it. Watching it right now On Demand, actually
11/13/2012
yw2 yw2
Too busy to watch, it might be a nice show for everyone else though
11/13/2012
Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by LaSchwartz
I watched the first episode last night I loved it. I want to know what everyone else thinks.
I have never even heard of it
11/13/2012
sexxxkitten sexxxkitten
I love it!
11/13/2012
SaraW0512 SaraW0512
havent watched it but I really want to!
11/13/2012
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by LaSchwartz
I watched the first episode last night I loved it. I want to know what everyone else thinks.
Never heard of it!
11/14/2012
SecondStory SecondStory
Never seen it.
01/28/2013
FLIPxMODE FLIPxMODE
ive never seen it
01/28/2013
talon4196 talon4196
She likes it.
01/28/2013
783883877299373783 783883877299373783
Haven't heard of it either.
02/12/2013
Llewey Llewey
I watched some of it (clips and such) -- really didn't like it. It's more generic super-handsome, super-clean, wealthy, twinkish white gays. It plays up almost every stereotype imaginable, but tones them down enough for most not to care. Pushes stereotypes, making complex issues and people black-and-white. Even the show name leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Maybe it's just not my type of show.

And of course, the show's main premise is the generic white male gay couple wants a biological baby. Because the best way to get straight people to like you is to assimilate yourself with them: Have a kid, dress nice, be religious, get married... Bah, humbug.

I guess you could argue the stereotyping and putting people into convenient little "boxes" and labels are just what shows like this do. I suppose that's why I don't watch any shows in a similar style, besides Shameless (which manages to break the mold and actually be interesting).
02/12/2013
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